Friday, October 26, 2012

Maritime Ghost Stories with Mahi Mahi Cruises

Marblehead Neck and Marblehead Light Tower
We got out of the office earlier this week to take a Haunted Harbor Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, operated by Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters.

There are many a ghost tour and selacious story in Salem, and we heard maritime tales of woe from story teller Lucia and her darling doll (mascot?) Scarica.  The cruise included five lighthouses - Derby Light and Pickering Light in Salem, Hospital Point in Beverly, Bakers Island Light (technically also Salem), and Marblehead Light.

There were stories of lighthouse keepers gone mad, Pirates gone bad, and ghosts that aren't quite as cute as Casper.  We cruised by the Misery Islands - and you know an island named for somebody's misery must have an interesting tale.  We even learned about executioner's hill in Salem. 

All of the October Mahi Mahi Harbor Cruises are done aboard the Hannah Glover, which is a comfortable vessel with a heated interior (the "Victorian Parlor") as well as an upper deck and forward deck for open air viewing.  The helpful crew serves burgers, hot dogs, chowders, and hot cider with a smile.  There's even a full bar if you want a spike in your cider.

If you're more interested in foliage than ghost stories, the Lighthouse and Foliage Cruise may be more your speed.  Both cruises are 90 minutes long, and tickets cost $25 for adults, $15 for children.

Visit for more information or to purchase tickets online.

Storm note: All water activities may be affected by the impending storm on Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30.  Cruises are expected to run all weekend. 

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