If you enjoy the water and want a sailing experience and tour of the Salem harbor this is a must do. Fantastic! — Indianapolis, IN
I always tell my friends if they are visiting to go on the Fame ... if you have kids that want to pretend they are pirates (or if you are an adult that wishes to be one) this would be a perfect experience. — New York, NY
Definitely an A+ for everything about the ship and crew: this is a great experience for those who have never sailed. I would call this a 'must-do' trip while you were in Salem. — Niagara Falls, ON
Welcome aboard the FAME of Salem, a replica of the privateer from the War of 1812...
...named "Best Day Sail" by Yankee Magazine, 2013!
The original Fame was a fast Chebacco fishing schooner that was reborn as a privateer when war broke out in the summer of 1812. She was arguably the first American privateer to bring home a prize, and she made 20 more captures before being wrecked in the Bay of Fundy in 1814.
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.
The Schooner Fame of Salem. Copyright 2004-2013 Pennant Enterprises, Inc. , Salem, MA. All rights reserved.