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    Written on the Waves

    Presented by at Peabody Essex Museum

    March 27-July 15, 2012

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    Written on the Waves

    Delve into the world of maritime manuscripts from PEM's renowned Phillips Library collection. Explore the logbooks of 18th-century sea captains as they voyaged around the globe recording extraordinary details of their adventures. Also featured are journals, orders books, letters and commonplace books, all filled with carefully handwritten accounts. Collectively, these documents offer tantalizing insight into the daily trials and triumphs of...

    Delve into the world of maritime manuscripts from PEM's renowned Phillips Library collection. Explore the logbooks of 18th-century sea captains as they voyaged around the globe recording extraordinary details of their adventures. Also featured are journals, orders books, letters and commonplace books, all filled with carefully handwritten accounts. Collectively, these documents offer tantalizing insight into the daily trials and triumphs of maritime history and relate to Charles Sandison's FreePort [No. 001] project in East India Marine Hall.


    Peabody Essex Museum

    161 Essex St
    East India Square
    Salem, MA 01970-3783

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    Free with museum admission


    General Day and Time Info:

    10am - 5pm Tuesday through Sunday and Holiday Mondays


    Phone: 978-745-9500


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