The China Trade displays describe the opening of the Far East ports by E.H. Derby and the the ship “Grand Turk”; the complex procedures of trading in Canton; the exotic goods brought back to Salem; life on board early trading vessels; and the meteoric rise in Salem’s wealth.

Additional Online Resources
1. Salem Maritime, National Park Service
2. “Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China”,
Peabody Essex Museum
3. “Shipboard Journals & Log Books”, Peabody Essex Museum
4. “Remarks on China & the China Trade”, by Robert Bennet Forbes
5. Chinese Art Collection, Peabody Essex Museum

6. Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, Peabody Essex Museum

Exhibit Sponsors and Contributors
Display Sponsor: Eaton Vance Investment Managers, Boston, MA
Text Content: David Goss; Ken Harris
Visual Content: Great Island Design; The Peabody Essex Museum;
David & Rebecca Goss; The U.S. National Park Service Department of the Interior;
The Beverly Historical Society; Mary-Ellen Smiley