Ready to accept the challenge? Sign in!
The 2012 online catalog of events link will debut in just a short couple of weeks on August 1, 2012 and participants can sign-in online via the Essex Heritage Trails & Sails website. Then, over the two Trails & Sails weekends, participants will be asked to sign-in at each event they attend. Each time you sign-in at an event, you will increase your chance of winning one of two Novara hybrid bikes!
Visit one site or many over the two weekends. All events are FREE!
About the National Park Foundation.
All US Citizens! - You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured memorials, landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites -- all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks. Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow. Join us in supporting your national parks -- this is your land. www.nationalparks.org
For more information on the National Park Foundation or how you can support and protect America’s national parks, please visit www.nationalparks.org
About the Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage)
Essex Heritage is the non-profit management entity for Essex National Heritage Area, one of forty-nine heritage partnership parks of the National Park Service. Working in collaboration with the National Park Service, Essex Heritage promotes public/private partnerships and develops and implements programs that enhance, preserve and encourage regional awareness of the unique historic, cultural and natural resources found within the Area - which encompasses Essex County, MA. For more information, visit the website at www.essexheritage.org or call (978) 740-0444.
About The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1910, is the catalyst that creates valued educational opportunities for our communities by interpreting, strengthening and preserving our unique historic legacies and site, with emphasis on under-served immigrant youth and their families. The historic site features three 17th century buildings, including the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, also known as “The House of the Seven Gables,” the birthplace of American literary legend Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Colonial Revival Gardens. Proceeds from admission fees and retail sales directly support programs that serve Salem’s immigrant community. For more information please call 978-744-0991 or visit our website at www.7gables.org
October 1, 2012
- · Images of the Essex National Heritage Area
- · The Merrimack Valley images
- · In Town/Downtown images
Contest Prizes: The deadline for submitting photos is October 1, 2012. Winners will be notified and announced by the end of November 2012. There will ten (10) prizes awarded:
Friendship of Salem Facts!
• Overall length: 171’
• Masts: Three
• Height of main mast: 120’ to keel, 106’ above deck line
• Longest spar: Main yard, 52’8”
• Miles of rigging: 17 miles
• Number of sails: 21
• Area of sails: 9,409 sq. ft. (.216 acres)
• Ballast: 150 tons of lead