Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sailing Vessel Peacemaker to visit Salem Maritime National Historic Site

From August 9 to the 22nd, Salem Maritime will welcome the 400 ton barquentine Peacemaker to historic Central Wharf. “We are committed to having a lively visiting vessel program at Salem Maritime National Historic Site,” said site Superintendent Patricia Trap, “and Peacemaker is a modern example of the traditional shipbuilder’s art.”

Peacemaker originally built in 1989 in Brazil and intended as a charter vessel by a Brazilian industrialist. She was never completed, however, and in 2000, she was purchased by a community known as the Twelve Tribes. The Twelve Tribes community finished construction on the vessel, rigged her as a barquentine, and in 2007 began sailing her as an experiment in communal living at sea.

Peacemaker will be open to the public for free from August 10 to 22, 10 am to 7 pm on weekdays, and 10 am to 9 pm on the weekends. For more information, call 978-740-1660.

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