Central Wharf Restrooms Closed
The Central Wharf public restrooms will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 18th and 19th for exterior door replacement. They are scheduled to reopen on Saturday at 9am.
Fishing Prohibition on Hold
On 8/20/14 the park issued a rule change prohibiting fishing throughout the park due to concerns over water quality and visitor safety. The fishing prohibition is now on hold, pending further review - click for more information. More »
Climate Change in New England
A Free Lecture Series Presented by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service.
November 19 - "How is Climate Change affecting our National Parks - and the National Park Service?" – Jonathan Parker of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site will share what the National Park Service response to climate change.
December 3 – "A Piece of the Carbon Mitigation Puzzle: America's Offshore Wind Energy Opportunity" - Fara Courtney, Director of US Offshore Wind Collaborative will examine the status of the offshore wind industry globally, and the potential, progress and challenges in this country, with a particular focus on activity in the Northeast.
December 10 - "Preparing for Coastal Climate Change: How Do We Assess Vulnerability and Plan to Adapt?" - Dr. Paul Kirshen, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNH, is a climate expert in developing strategies to help adapt coastal urban infrastructures to address climate change.
Where: The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem MA 01970
Past Speakers and Presenters include:
Dr. Cameron Wake, Research Associate Professor, Climatology and Glaciology at the University of New Hampshire
Did You Know?
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...