Wintery Wharf

The image below looks as though there is ice in the embayment at old Derby Wharf in Salem, Massachusetts. That season is appropriate as my own photo shot almost in the same place is in wintery condition. I have actually seen the embayment frozen over solid. The National Park Service actually has to run a circulation pump near the "Friendship of Salem" to keep the hull from being entrapped and damaged by ice.

Photo: Salem Focus

This week's Sepia Saturday prompt shows a wharf, a ship, a windmill, and a lighthouse. In my photo there are three of those four. There is no windmill on Derby Wharf but there is a lighthouse on the end. If you look closely you will see a very short lighthouse under the bowsprit of the "Friendship." That light is a range light which was used in conjunction with another lighthouse for a ship to line up into the channel.

Photo: CrazyasaCoolFox
(click to magnify)

The "warehouse" you see in the newer photo was rebuilt there by the National Park Service and used as an example of what one would see on the wharf during the busy days of shipping in Salem. This warehouse is a vintage 1800's building moved from the waterfront of nearby Marblehead.
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