36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

 

You don’t get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more!

$5, children under 12 free. For more information or to enter a boat visit boatfestival.org or call 617-666-8530 / 978-448-6757.

36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

 

You don’t get to see boats like this every day! See a wonderful variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats. Meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, the Blessing of the Fleet and more!

$5, children under 12 free. For more information or to enter a boat visit boatfestival.org or call 617-666-8530 / 978-448-6757.

Salem Maritime Festival

Join Salem Maritime National Historic Site for the 20th Annual Salem Maritime Festival as we celebrate our rich maritime history with ships, music, historical demonstrations, and much, much more
For more information, visit NPS.gov/SaMa.

Salem Maritime Festival

Join Salem Maritime National Historic Site for the 20th Annual Salem Maritime Festival as we celebrate our rich maritime history with ships, music, historical demonstrations, and much, much more
For more information, visit NPS.gov/SaMa.

Halloween Costume Kayak Trip

Join Salem Kayak for a water tour of Salem Harbor in costume! Come prepared to paddle from Sandy Point in Beverly, MA over to the Willows and Historic Derby Wharf in costume! Any costume must incorporate a PFD (life vest) and should only be from the waist up. Portions of costumes below the waist may be added each time we land but must be removed before getting on the water again.

$75, see website for tickets and information.

Sea Creatures Great & Small with Sea Shuttle

Sea Shuttle, located on Salem Wharf, has joined Salem’s lineup of fun and fantastic October Wicked Wednesday activities. Every Wednesday in October, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sea Shuttle’s diving naturalists will present a family-oriented, 2-hour live animal program.

At 3 p.m. we will be tied up at the dock. There you can meet mini-monsters lurking in our onboard, 250-gallon floating aquarium and touch tank.

At 4 p.m. we’ll cruise out to Salem Sound to haul up a lobster trap full of creepy crustaceans. Learn about the Cape Ann Sea Monster and other legendary monsters from the deep.

Admission: Adults $15, children 11 and under $10, infants and strollers are free. To reserve your space visit sea-shuttle.com, e-mail crew@sea-shuttle.com, or call 888-400-0601.

Sea Creatures Great & Small with Sea Shuttle

Sea Shuttle, located on Salem Wharf, has joined Salem’s lineup of fun and fantastic October Wicked Wednesday activities. Every Wednesday in October, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sea Shuttle’s diving naturalists will present a family-oriented, 2-hour live animal program.

At 3 p.m. we will be tied up at the dock. There you can meet mini-monsters lurking in our onboard, 250-gallon floating aquarium and touch tank.

At 4 p.m. we’ll cruise out to Salem Sound to haul up a lobster trap full of creepy crustaceans. Learn about the Cape Ann Sea Monster and other legendary monsters from the deep.

Admission: Adults $15, children 11 and under $10, infants and strollers are free. To reserve your space visit sea-shuttle.com, e-mail crew@sea-shuttle.com, or call 888-400-0601.

Sea Creatures Great & Small with Sea Shuttle

Sea Shuttle, located on Salem Wharf, has joined Salem’s lineup of fun and fantastic October Wicked Wednesday activities. Every Wednesday in October, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sea Shuttle’s diving naturalists will present a family-oriented, 2-hour live animal program.

At 3 p.m. we will be tied up at the dock. There you can meet mini-monsters lurking in our onboard, 250-gallon floating aquarium and touch tank.

At 4 p.m. we’ll cruise out to Salem Sound to haul up a lobster trap full of creepy crustaceans. Learn about the Cape Ann Sea Monster and other legendary monsters from the deep.

Admission: Adults $15, children 11 and under $10, infants and strollers are free. To reserve your space visit sea-shuttle.com, e-mail crew@sea-shuttle.com, or call 888-400-0601.

Sea Creatures Great & Small with Sea Shuttle

Sea Shuttle, located on Salem Wharf, has joined Salem’s lineup of fun and fantastic October Wicked Wednesday activities. Every Wednesday in October, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sea Shuttle’s diving naturalists will present a family-oriented, 2-hour live animal program.

At 3 p.m. we will be tied up at the dock. There you can meet mini-monsters lurking in our onboard, 250-gallon floating aquarium and touch tank.

At 4 p.m. we’ll cruise out to Salem Sound to haul up a lobster trap full of creepy crustaceans. Learn about the Cape Ann Sea Monster and other legendary monsters from the deep.

Admission: Adults $15, children 11 and under $10, infants and strollers are free. To reserve your space visit sea-shuttle.com, e-mail crew@sea-shuttle.com, or call 888-400-0601.

Sail on the Schooner Fame

Come for a sail on FAME, a full-scale replica of one of the first American privateers to get to sea during the War of 1812. FAME was also arguably the first privateer to send in a captured vessel. She seized some 21 prizes in the waters off Maine, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick before being lost in the Bay of Fundy in 1814. Launched in June, 2003 from the H. A. Burnham Boatyard in Essex, MA, our new FAME takes the paying public for cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates, privateers, East Indiamen and men of war have been making history for 400 years. FAME sails up to three times daily from Memorial Day through September and then weekends only through Halloween from Pickering Wharf Marina in downtown Salem.

 
Special Instructions:
LIMITED AVAILABILITY. The ticket booth will open at 10:30 AM and we will distribute tickets to first 30 people present in line: first come, first served, one ticket per person, no saving places, no reservations, no exceptions. This trip fills up every year.

Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by Essex Heritage. This 3.5 hour special trip includes the boat ride aboard Naumkeag where you’ll get up close photo opportunities of FIVE lighthouses; Derby Wharf, Fort Pickering Light on Winter Island, Hospital Point, Marblehead, and we will disembark for an exclusive tour of the remote Bakers Island Light. If you have a U.S. Lighthouse Society Passport book, you could obtain stamps for each of the five lighthouses as well. Jeremy’s books The Lighthouse Handbook: New England and The Lighthouses of Massachusetts will be available for sale and he will also be signing copies you may already have!

Tickets ($45) may be purchased online in advance.

About Jeremy D’Entremont
Jeremy D’Entremont has been called the leading expert on New England’s historic lighthouses. He is the author or co-author of more than 15 books and hundreds of articles about lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder and chairman of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. He has appeared on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking about lighthouses and other subjects, and has given lectures all around New England.

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