This series of three exhibits highlights the stories of some of Salem’s most important people and families during the “Age of Sail” in Salem. The Nathaniel Bowditch panels describe his vast contributions to the science of navigation. The Derby and Crowninshield panels focus on two of Salem’s most powerful families during the Revolutionary War and the
Golden Age of Trade.
Additional Online Resources
1. “Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch”, by Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch
2. “The New American Practical Navigator”, By Nathaniel Bowditch
4. “The Story of George Crowninshield’s Yacht”, by George & Benjamin Crowninshield
Exhibit Sponsors and Contributors Display Sponsor, Nathaniel Bowditch: George & Ellen Brandenburg Text Content, Nathaniel Bowditch: George Brandenburg; Ken Harris Visual Content, Nathaniel Bowditch: Great Island Design;
Peabody Essex Museum; U.S. Naval Observatory Collection Display Sponsor, Derby & Crowninshield: Robert T. Lutts, Cabot Money Management Text Content, Derby & Crowninshield: David Goss; Ken Harris Visual Content, Derby & Crowninshield: Great Island Design;