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The Friendship Is a real Ship

The Friendship is at berth in Salem, Massachusetts

The Friendship is at berth in Salem, Massachusetts

 

Here is the sailing ship, called the Friendship. It’s official sailing classification is a ship. This means that the boat has three masts, which are all square-rigged. This boat is a replica that was built in 1998. The original ship was built in 1797 and traded all around the world until it was seized by the british during the war of 1812.

 

 

 

 

This new replica makes a great tour (when it is port) for anyone who is visiting Salem or the greater Boston area. Not only do you get to walk on board the ship, but you get to visit the custom house, where Nathaniel Hawthorne once worked. It is just several hundred feet away. These sites are part of the Salem National Maritime Historical Site in Salem, Massachusetts.

 This tour is a traveler’s bargain, for once you have forked out your five dollars you get to go two seperate walking tours through the maritme site. Both tours are very good, but I particularly enjoyed this one for you got to spend about a half an hour on the Friendship.

The Amistad under sail.

The Amistad under sail.

 

Here is another replica sailing ship. This is the Amistad made famous by the movie. It was built in New London, Connecticut, just a few years before the Frienship was reconstructed. It is called a cargo schooner and in this case its cargo it was slaves. The ship sailed into Portland Harbor this summer and was berthed at the Maine State Pier, where visitors could take a tour.

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After having lived a nomadic life, I have now settled down in one place. Now, I can write about my past travels and experiences and sometimes turns my itinerant experiences into memoir and short fiction. Check out these articles and ebooks. http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/30-funny-travel-quotes-to-make-you-smile/ http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/207145 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/40503

One response to “The Friendship Is a real Ship

  1. Dominique

    I love touring the old ships, so this was an interesting read.

    We spotted the re-created Amistad in the harbor at New Haven when we were in Connecticut earlier this year. The shipyard at Mystic Seaport also has an interesting display about the re-created ship and the history of the original–I blogged about our visit at http://www.midwestguest.com/2008/10/exploring-mystic-seaport.html

    Nice blog you have here :)

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