A little bit of Salem news for the blog today! This info is per Essex Heritage and Salem Patch.
“Essex Heritage is excited to offer two new public boat tours to Misery Island this season. Each tour will offer a unique look at the history of the Salem Sound islands and their inhabitants.
“In addition to our regular trips to Bakers Island Light Station, we are delighted to launch 2 new boat tours to Misery Island this summer in cooperation with the Trustees of Reservations. These tours offer a something for everyone—from Notch beer to a hunt for pirate treasure – these are unique opportunities to visit this beautiful island and a fun way to learn about local history.” said Annie C. Harris, Essex Heritage CEO. “We look forward to another exciting season as we expand our programming and create new partnerships.”
The Island Hops Tour is an early evening 21+ cruise of the Salem Sound islands and includes a refreshing Notch beer. This narrated tour will give you an up-close look of Eagle Island, Children’s Island, Bakers Island, and includes stopping and disembarking on Misery Island.
Island Hops Tours depart at 5:30 PM on Thursdays starting June 27 through August 29. Tickets may be purchased here.
The Misery Island Castaway Tour will take you directly to Misery Island. On the way, hear thrilling with tales of the pirates and privateers who sailed these waters. Once on Misery Island, gather clues to hunt for pirate treasure amongst the islands mysterious ruins. This tour is for all ages (4+).
Misery Island Castaway Tours depart at 2:00 PM on Fridays starting June 28 through August 30. Tickets may be purchased here.
All tours leave from the dock adjacent to the Salem Ferry Landing at 10 Blaney Street, just past The House of the Seven Gables. Free parking is available next to the dock. Naumkeag is a large, open landing craft with a bow front that drops down so passengers can walk directly onto the stone beach (not landing at a dock).
Don’t miss the boat! Tickets are also available for purchase online at BakersIslandLight.org/day-tours and at the National Park Service’s Regional Visitor Center (2 New Liberty St, Salem).
About Essex Heritage and the Essex National Heritage Area
Essex Heritage is the non-profit organization that manages the Essex National Heritage Area by developing programs that enhance, preserve and encourage recreation, education, conservation and interpretation projects on Boston’s North Shore and the Lower Merrimack River Valley. The Essex National Heritage Area is comprised of the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, MA. For more information, visit www.EssexHeritage.org or call (978) 740-0444.”
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