Visitors' Guide to Salem

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H.P. Ives, 1880 - Salem (Mass.) - 54 pages
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Page 4 - Salem has had a most remarkable commercial record. In 1825 there were one hundred and ninetyeight vessels owned in Salem. In 1S33 there were one hundred and eleven engaged in foreign trade. Salem 'led the way from New England round the Cape of Good Hope to the Isle of France, and India and China. Her vessels were the first from this country to display the American Hag and open trade with St. Petersburg, and Zanzibar, and Sumatra; with Calcutta and Bomhay; with Batavla and Arabia; with Madagascar...
Page 3 - Oct. 5, 1774, assembled the First Provincial Congress, which passed during its session a vote, renouncing the authority of the British Parliament, — the I first official act of the Province putting itself in open opposition to the home government.
Page 4 - ... opposition to the home government. On Feb. 26, 1775, the citizens of Salem offered the first armed resistance to the English government, in assembling at North Bridge and forbidding the progress of Col. Leslie and a body of British soldiers. During the Revolutionary war, Salem furnished large numbers of men to fill the ranks of the army, and fitted out at least 158 vessels as privateers. In the war of 1812, forty armed vessels of the 250 furnished by the whole country were from Salem.
Page 35 - This reservation was made in 1714, when it was voted that the spot " where trainings are held in front of Nathaniel Higginson's house, shall be forever kept as a training field for the use of Salem.
Page 23 - The building is open free to visitors from 9 AM to 12 M. and from 1 PM to 5 PM daily, Sundays excepted.
Page 38 - Tuesday and Friday morning, was started in 1768 as the Essex Gazette. The Salem Register, published at an office corner of Essex and Central streets, each Monday and Thursday morning, was established in 1800. The Salem Observer, published each Saturday morning, at the corner of Essex and Washington streets, was started in 1823. The Essex County Mercury, a weekly edition of the Gazette, is published on Wednesdays. It was started in 1831. The Salem Post, established in 1873, is published weekly on...
Page 20 - ... in the county. Over the judge's bench in the new court house hangs a fine portrait of Chief Justice Shaw, the distinguished jurist. This portrait was painted by the late William M. Hunt, and is considered one of his masterpieces. The Supreme Court sits in Salem on the third Tuesday of April, and on the first Tuesday of November. The Superior Court holds sessions for civil business in Salem on the first Monday of June and December ; for criminal business on the fourth Monday of January. The Probate...
Page 42 - Ocean street, Lynn, — a beautiful avenue, lined with elegant private houses, surrounded by gardens laid out in the nicest designs. NAHANT. — The drive to Nahant is about six miles. Passing through Swampscott and Lynn, the enjoyments of the two drives last mentioned, are added to those of a drive the length of Long Beach, a narrow strip of land connecting the peninsula of Nahant with the main land. At Nahant there are many summer cottages owned by people of wealth, and all along the road there...
Page 36 - ... house lots. Many Salem people, besides more from Lowell and Nashua, NH, spend the summer months here. The United States government has two reservations on " the Neck " for fortifications — Forts Lee and Pickering, both now tumbling to ruin, though put in excellent order during the war of 1861-5. There was a fort on Winter Island as early as 1643, and on the site of Fort Lee, the heights of the Neck, in 1742. During the war of 1812 there were three forts at the Neck — William, Lee and Juniper....
Page 46 - A short distance off shore there are several good fishing grounds, where perch, locally called "cunners", may be caught in abundance. Further out, on the sunken ledges, small -cod may be taken, and a few miles in the Bay mackerel schooners are frequently seen in the season for catching that fish. The harbor is sometimes thickly specked with "lobster buoys", indicating the places where the traps are sunk. Sail boats can readily be engaged with a competent skipper for excursion parties, and boats for...

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