Scenes from Salem and Gloucester, Massachusetts September 28, 2016Uncategorizedmikey8590 Total around the world bicycle miles 25,940 (41,746 km) Get Directions For Driving Walking Bicycling show options hide options Avoid Tolls Avoid Highways From To Fetching directions...... Reset directions Print directions Cool art in downtown Salem. The Salem cemetery. The inscriptions are interesting. The original eagle carving from 1826 on the first Custom House. The Custom House at Salem Maritime NHS is the last of 13 Custom Houses in the city. There has been a Custom House in Salem since 1649, collecting taxes on imported cargos first for the British Government during the Colonial period, then for the American Government after the establishment of theU. S. Customs Service in 1789. This Custom House was built in 1819 and housed offices for the officers of the U.S. Customs Service, as well as an attached warehouse, the Public Stores, used for the storage of bonded and impounded cargo. A ship’s figurehead. A view from the Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birthplace in Salem – the House of the Seven Gables 1668. House of the Seven Gables. 1623-1923 Gloucester memorial for those lost at sea. Zoom in on this to read. Next to this there are several other inscriptions that list over 5,000 names of fishermen lost at sea in a 300 year period. The Hard Merchandise tuna boat from one of our favorite shows National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna. Tuna fins are nailed on the building. Sunset in Gloucester Harbor. The Hot Tuna, another boat in the show Wicked Tuna. Andee’s friend and our host Margaret was an excellent tour guide for this Sunday. We ended the day at one of her favorite restaurants overlooking Gloucester Harbor. I am in Denver right now while the bikes are at Margaret’s house and Jocelyn and Andee are exploring Boston. Thanks Margaret! Mussels with crumbled sausage – so delicious. Scallops. Andee had lobster salad.