• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Salem's World Trade Exhibit on Derby Wharf

an engraved depiction of Derby Wharf in 1797

Derby Wharf was once the center of the Derby family's trading empire. Engraving from the Salem Marine Society Certificate of 1797.

NPS collections.

Salem Maritime is excited to announce a new exhibit that will be installed on Derby Wharf in the coming months. This exhibit is designed to make maritime history come alive through a series of interactive panels.

Follow the links below to see some of the exhibit designs, including an overview of the exhibits, an example of one of the panels, and the proposed entrance sign on Derby Wharf. To view these files, you will need the free Adobe reader. If you do not have Adobe reader on your computer, follow the link on the right to download the software.


Overview of placement of exhibit elements (8.3M pdf file)

Elevation of example panel, "Early Trade" (12.3M pdf file)

Entrance Sign (11.3M pdf file)

If you have any questions about these plans, please contact Public Affairs Officer Emily Murphy by phone, 978-740-1691 or by email by clicking here.

Did You Know?

A view of the rigging of Friendship, looking up through the spiderweb of lines attached to the horizontal yards and vertical masts.

Over 17 miles of line makes up the rigging of the tall ship Friendship at Salem Maritime. That's about the distance from Salem to Boston! More...