Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pictures from the Salem Maritime Festival

Yesterday's Salem Maritime Festival was fantastic. There were wharves filled with activity and family fun, including schooner sails, remote boat races, wooden boat decorating, kite making (and kite flying), face painting, henna tattooing, reenactors, cannon firing, and 19th century lawn games to play.

And music! There was music! Hundreds went to the opening concert on Friday night, and the bands that played through the day had people dancing under the tent.

Here are some of my pictures from this annual day of Free Family Fun...

Lawn Bowling (a'la 1804)

The Lewis Story, visiting from Ipswich.

Learning from a local lobsterman.

Tall Ship Friendship and Pedrick's Warehouse

USS Constitution Drill Team demonstrating a cannon firing drill.

Provisions, trade, costume... a look into history.

For more information on the Salem Maritime Festival and the Salem Maritime National Historic site, visit

This week is Salem Heritage Days... don't miss the Pizza Contest on Monday night and the Ice Cream Bowl on Tuesday! You can view a PDF of the schedule of Heritage Events here.

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