The first section of this 208-page book explores the career of the 1812 privateer Fame in depth, relying on historical documents and five of her original logbooks. The second section covers the building of a replica of this historic vessel in 2003 at the Essex boatyard of Harold Burnham, whose family has been building boats since the 1640s. Includes background information on schooner design, privateering, and the War of 1812, as well as the maritime history of Salem, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities. Over 60 illustrations including maps, portraits, and reproduced documents.
Author: Capt. Michael H. Rutstein
Title: Fame: The Salem Privateer
First Published by: Pennant Enterprises