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
Derby Wharf
Derby House
Narbonne House
Hawkes House
and Salem Custom House

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Camera info
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamron 18-275mm lens
F-stop f/9.5
Exposure 1/250
ISO 100
Focus 35mm

HDR data
tripod, 3 RAW images +2 to -2, Photomatrix Pro 3.2

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  • kangarookid
    kangarookidover 4 years ago

    for beautiful shot, and love the history behind the ship… keep up the great work :)!

  • Thank you, my friend!

    – Terence Russell

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago

    so very gorgeous!!!

  • Thanks, Tara!

    – Terence Russell

  • williamsart
    williamsartover 4 years ago

    I love these tall ships. They speak adventure and freedom to me.
    Love it!

  • Thank you, William. Just think of the life, sailing under wind power for weeks and months! Not too sure I’d want to be a part of that life, but I was a big fan of “The Sea Wolf!”

    – Terence Russell

  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    another winning shot

  • Nice disguise, Steve! ;) Thanks, my friend, as always!

    – Terence Russell

  • williamsart
    williamsartover 4 years ago

    Yeah…..adventure doesn’t necessarily mean comfort. I agree it would be difficult. I think I would’ve given it go

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 4 years ago

    It is a magnificent tall ship Terence, beautiful work :))

  • Thank you very much, Sharon. It was a day made for photography and a perfect photographic subject. I am just pleased my talent rose to the occasion!

    – Terence Russell

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Carla Jensen
    Carla Jensenover 4 years ago

    Wow….Stunning image ….Terence!!! I love the look of these beautiful old ships!! Amazing details,lighting, and colors!! Excellent work , my friend!! WTG =D

  • Thanks, Carla. Sometimes I am impressed with my own talent when I see my work. When I saw this one, it was one of those times.

    – Terence Russell

  • BTW, I could not have asked for better cloud formations! ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • Panalot
    Panalotover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, a lovely picture of it .

  • Thanks, my friend! It was a perfect day for shooting this lovely vessel, albeit a bit cold!

    – Terence Russell

  • gobucki
    gobuckiover 4 years ago

  • Thank you for this wonderful honor, Matthew!

    – Terence Russell

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