Tall Ship Friendship
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Tall Ship Friendship information
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Of the 50 wharves that once lined Salem Harbor, only three remain, the longest of which is Derby Wharf . Visitors can stroll out to the end and peek inside the 1871 lighthouse . The most prominent building along Derby St is the Custom House , where permits and certificates were issued and, of course, taxes paid. Other buildings at the site include warehouses, the scale house, and Elias Hasket Derby’s 1762 home. Stop by at the West India Goods Store , a working store with spices and other items similar to those sold two centuries ago. You can also board the replica of the tall ship Friendship to see how the sailors lived.