Monday, May 24, 2010

How We See Salem: Captain Mike

Schooner Fame opens for the 2010 season on Saturday, May 29. To celebrate the launch of the new season, we are sharing Captain Mike's favorite things to do in Salem.

Schooner Fame is a replica of a successful privateer (of the same name) of the War of 1812. Fame was built at Burnham's Boat Yard in Essex, Massachusetts, and has been sailing out of Pickering Wharf since 2003.

When you sail aboard Fame, you will learn about the fishermen, pirates, privateers, traders, and men of war who shaped the North Shore. The captain and crew share stories of Essex County's early fishing trade, the East India Trade that made Salem rich, and the privateers of the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

Here's a bit about Captain Mike and his haunts in Salem...

Captain Mike Rutstein
Schooner Fame

Where are you from originally?

How long have you worked in Salem?
8 years

What is your favorite thing about Salem?
The history, and the waterfront.

What’s your favorite place to eat in Salem?
Victoria Station, Derby Deli, Finz

What’s your favorite place to shop in Salem?
Nautical Traders

What is the first thing you do with guests from out of town?
Take them sailing!

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If you want to shop, dine, and explore like Captain Mike, here are links to the places he recommends:
Learn more about the Schooner Fame at

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