Susan E. Schopp
HISTORIAN • WRITER • CREW MEMBER
FRIENDSHIP OF SALEM INTRODUCTION
Friendship of Salem is a full-size reconstruction of Friendship, a 342-ton East Indiaman that was built in 1796–1797 in Salem, Massachusetts. She made 15 voyages before being captured by the British shortly after the outbreak of the War of 1812. Her modern namesake was launched in 1998 and is docked at Derby Wharf on Salem's historic waterfront. She is maintained by National Park Service staff and dedicated volunteers.