Schooner Fame Sailing
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Welcome aboard the FAME of Salem, a replica of the privateer from the War of 1812. Sail on the schooner Fame of Salem, an authentic replica of the successful privateer from the War of 1812.
FAME sails every day -- weather permitting -- from Memorial Day through the end of September, and then weekends only through Halloween.
The original Fame was a fast Chebacco fishing schooner that was reborn as a privateer when war broke out in the summer of 1812.
The new Fame is a full-scale replica of this famous schooner. Framed and planked of white oak and trunnel-fastened in the traditional manner, our Fame was launched in 2003. She is now based at Salem's Pickering Wharf Marina, where she takes the paying public for cruises on historic Salem Sound.
Aboard the new Fame, passengers learn about the fishermen, pirates, privateers, traders and men of war who shaped our North Shore. They learn about the fishing trade that prompted Cape Ann's first European settlements... the brave little schooners of George Washington's fleet... the East India trade that made Salem rich... and, of course, the privateers of the Revolution and the War of 1812.
Fame sails up to three times daily from Memorial Day through Halloween. Our handsome schooner is also available for private charters, group outings, parties, and special events.
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Seniors (over 65): $25
Children (under 13): $15
Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem, MA map
Schooner Fame SailingIf you do nothing else while in Salem, take this cruise! Built and operated by guys who love sailing, there is no other experience like this schooner. The Fame is a true-to-life replica of an 1812 commercial vessel turned privateer raiding ship. No glitz. No hype. Just good fun in an intimate setting. The best 19 bucks we spent in all of New England.
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