Back to Massachusetts

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Photos by MJ Klein & Hui-chen

Part of the 2010 USA Trip Series

We have lots more photos to show you, so we decided to do sort of an intermediate article about what we did on the evening when we returned to Mass from NH’s beautiful North Country.

Back To Massachusetts

After conferring with our friends Fred and Mary, we ended up in Salem, Massachusetts, at the Waterfront Hotel & Suites.  Not only did we spend the evening in Salem, Hui-chen and I explored the city on the following day, so you won’t want to miss the next article in this series.

Back To Massachusetts

The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites is located in the historic wharf area of Salem.  We enjoyed our stay at the Waterfront Hotel & Suites.  The room was quiet and very nicely appointed.

Back To Massachusetts

I do not know the story of this ship residing in Salem harbor, but it sure looked fantastic.  I hope one of our readers can enlighten us.  We saw this on our way to dinner at the famous Victoria Station restaurant.

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I love being around boats.  It reminds me of my youth in Florida.

Back To Massachusetts

Look at all those sail boats!

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This shot is of our hosts, Mary and Fred, as we head down to the dock.

Back To Massachusetts

After dinner, Fred and Mary invited us to their boat which is anchored at a mooring in Salem harbor.  Here we see Hui-chen sitting on the shuttle boat that takes passengers out to their respective moorings.  The yellow craft in the background is the same type we are riding in to the mooring.

Back To Massachusetts

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Such a beautiful evening for being on the water!

Back To Massachusetts

This is the shuttle boat pilot, as we head out to the mooring.

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Fred is preparing to board his boat (the name has been obscured to protect their privacy).  The ocean was nice and calm that evening.

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The shuttle boat pilot gives us a wave as he takes off.

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Many people who own boats will spend a quiet evening at the mooring without even taking the boat out.  It’s very relaxing to hear the sounds of the ocean, and breathe the clean fresh air.  Just being on the water is several degrees cooler and this is a great way to escape the heat of the city.  We spent several hours catching up with Fred and Mary, whom I haven’t seen in such a long time.  It was great swapping funny stories of past exploits and travels, etc.

Back To Massachusetts

This is our final shot for this installment, of the sun setting behind Salem, Massachusetts.  The next day Hui-chen and I set out to explore this very interesting city with a strange past.  You won’t want to miss our next article, and we have a lot of photos to show you!

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    1. Tina, Massachusetts was originally settled by Europeans that sailed to the New World, so it doesn’t surprise me that it looks like places in Europe 🙂 thanks.

  2. You don’t know the history of that ship residing in Salem and you hope one of your readers can enlighten you… I guess you mean me 🙂

    That is the Friendship… a replica of the original Friendship which was a 171-foot three-masted Salem East Indiaman built in 1797. The original was captured as a “prize” by the British during the War of 1812. This ship was built back in the mid-1990’s and it arrived in Salem back in 1998…

    http://www.salemweb.com/frndship/

    Its docked at Derby Wharf in Salem and its just down the street from the famed House of Seven Gables (written about by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    back in 1851)…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_the_Seven_Gables

    So there is some background inf about this tall ship. I looked and there isn’t any Wikipedia info on the ship 🙁

    Now… since you went out on Fred’s boat which is kept in Salem Harbor… too bad The Rockmore was destroyed in a storm back in March. I thought it was something to be able to eat at a restaurant in the middle of Salem Harbor 🙂 However… Victoria Station is a great place for dinner.
    mike01905´s last post ..2010 Head of the Charles Regatta

    1. thanks for the info Mike. i heard about the Friendship but i didn’t remember the history about it. glad you answered the call for more information! i didn’t know about The Rockmore but i it was a boat restaurant i take it. yeah that would have been nice.

      1. Well… when I look at your blog articles from things and places in Taiwan, Thailand, and other places you go to in that part of the world… I get to read about the places… ask question about the places… comments about the pictures… and so on. Now with articles about places “in my backyard”… I get to contribute some info about things. In your last paragraph you said that you and Hui-chen set out to explore the very intersting city with a stange past. Well… living all my life next to Salem… I’ll probably be able to contribute little tid-bits of info to your next installment.

        If you look at the website that I posted for the Friendship… it says in 2000 it was sailed to the Charlestown Navy Yard to have some work done on it… and it was moored in front of the USS Constitution. Now that would’ve been a nice picture to take (a 200+ year old warship and a replica of a ship built in the same year).

        I took a look at The Rockmore’s website and it looks like during the spring and summer of 2010…. they’ve rebuilt and will be re-opening in May 2011. They run free shuttle boats from Pickering Wharf (where Victoria Station is) about every 20 minutes to The Rockmore.
        mike01905´s last post ..2010 Head of the Charles Regatta

        1. hi Mike. yes we would welcome any tidbits of information you can contribute to our articles. that’s what makes this blog what it is – the participation of readers. i’ll have to check out the Rockmore’s website and read about it. thanks Mike.

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