Several of the nearly 40 ships sailing into Boston Harbor for the 2017 Sail Boston festivities will berth in Salem during their visit from Tuesday, June 13th to Friday, June 16th. Most are yachts of the 45-foot to 65-foot range.
“Salem Harbor and our historic waterfront are such a fitting venue to welcome these ships from Sail Boston,” said Mayor Kim Driscoll. “From larger passenger vessels, to tall ships, to recreational crafts, to commercial vessels, our harbor is an active and thriving place. I hope everyone who has the opportunity to do so will come down to Derby Wharf next week to see these ships and welcome their crews to our historic port city. I also want to thank our Harbormaster, Bill McHugh, for his efforts in bringing these vessels here to Salem, and the National Park Service staff, for helping to accomodate them during their visit.”
Salem's Harbormaster Department and Destination Salem, the City's destination marketing organization, are working with community partners along the waterfront, including the National Park Service, to prepare for the arrival of the sloop Peter Von Danzig, the schooner Regina-Germania, the ketch Rona II, the sloop Spaniel, and the ketch Vahine. The topsail schooner Pride of Baltimore II and the pilot cutter Jolie Brise will be docked at Salem Wharf on Blaney Street. The other vessels will be docked at Central Wharf and Derby Wharf at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Some of the vessels may have public tours available during their visit to Salem. Details about any tours will be available at www.salem.org as they confirmed. For more information about these vessels and about Sail Boston, visit http://www.sailboston.com