The Salem East Indiaman Friendship was launched in 1797. She made 15 voyages during her career to Batavia, India, China, South America, the Caribbean, England, Germany, the Mediterranean, and Russia. Built for the Salem mercantile firm Waite and Peirce in the South River shipyard of Enos Briggs, she ended her activities as an American merchant vessel when she was captured as a prize of war by the British Sloop of War HMS Rosamond in September 1812.
The replica of Friendship was built by the National Park Service using modern materials and construction methods while retaining the appearance of the original ship.
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Salem Maritime National Historic Site
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location in Salem, Massachusetts, USA
The Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of 12 historic structures and about 9 acres (36,000 m²) of land along the waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts, plus a Visitor Center in downtown Salem. It was the first American National Historic Site, and interprets the triangular trade during the colonial period; privateers during the American Revolution; and sea trade, especially with the Far East, after independence.
Structures in the historic site include:
Friendship of Salem
and Salem Custom House
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