"To the farthest port of the rich East"—such was and is the motto of the city of Salem, Massachusetts, and it succinctly reflects what made this city live and breathe in the early Colonial days of America. The ships of Salem carried so much merchandise from the East that by the early 1800s it was the richest city per capita in America.
Today you can get a valuable glimpse into the vibrant history of this town by visiting Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Illustrated on this pin is a bit of the mercantile history of the town: an image of the replica vessel Friendship of Salem.
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