This is a tall ship that sits outside my office in Salem, Massachusetts USA and I see it every day. It is a beautiful boat and I will miss it once we move our office.
Friendship, a reconstruction of a 171-foot three-masted Salem East Indiaman built in 1797, arrived on September 1, 1998 at the National Park Service’s Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem, after two years of construction at Scarano Boat Building in Albany, NY. She is the largest wooden, Coast Guard certified, sailing vessel to be built in New England in more than a century.
Additional work on the ship was done by staff from Salem Maritime NHS, the Naval Historical Center Detachment Boston, and Dion’s Yacht Yard of Salem. In mid-October 2000, Friendship was moved to the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston and moored in front of the USS Constitution. There her upper masts and yards were installed as NPS Riggers and Carpenters worked in conjunction with the USS Constitution’s M & R staff.
The replica is based on a model of the original Friendship at the Peabody Essex Museum, as well as several paintings of the ship and numerous documents, including logs of the ship’s voyages.
Nikon D300, Photomatix and finished in Picnik (1 raw image), 200 ISO, handheld, textures used, 70×300 Nikon Lens, f/10.