Event Calendar

July 3, 2021 to September 4, 2021 • Salem Ferry Dock

Journey on Essex Heritage's landing craft Naumkeag to Great Misery Island in Salem Sound. Along the way, hear stories about the rich history of the harbor and how the Misery Islands acquired their unique name.

July 3, 2021 to September 4, 2021 • Salem Ferry Dock

Journey on Essex Heritage's landing craft Naumkeag for an Island Hops Tour! Enjoy a complimentary beer or cocktail and cruise around the islands of Salem Sound. Includes a stop and disembarking on Great Misery Island. 

July 11, 2021 to September 5, 2021 • Salem Ferry Dock

Climb aboard Naumkeag, Essex Heritage's landing craft for a trip to Bakers Island Light Station. Enjoy a 30-minute cruise from Salem past rugged coastline, harbor islands, and five lighthouses to Bakers Island.

July 30, 2021 • Salem Ferry Dock

Come aboard Naumkeag with lifelong historian, author and local diver, Captain Ray Bates, Jr., for a harbor tour visiting the sites and hearing the stories of the many shipwrecks of Salem Sound.

August 11, 2021 • Zoom

According to his diary, Reverend William Bentley seemed to be everywhere. During this virtual presentation, Mr.

August 13, 2021 • Salem Ferry Dock

Journey upon Essex Heritage's landing craft Naumkeag to a real steamship wreck off Little Misery Island in Salem Sound. In 1923, the steamship, City of Rockland, wrecked in the Kennebec River in Maine.

August 17, 2021 to October 15, 2021

This in-depth, multi-part series will give participants a detailed look at the stories and struggles behind stewarding some of the oldest surviving dwellings in the Essex National Heritage Area.

August 27, 2021 • Salem Ferry Dock

With 83 acres of varied habitats, Great Misery Island – now protected by The Trustees - offers a fascinating mix of natural and human history.