Salem Wharf at Blaney Street
The Salem Wharf at Blaney Street was given an overhaul in 2011. The Salem Ferry uses this area to dock their boat. The city was able to buy the 2.2 acre parcel from Dominion, who operates Salem Harbor Power Station, after leasing the parcel for some years.
Using funds from the Mass. Seaport Advisory Council and the governor's office to boost Salem's maritime industry, the city hopes to boost ferry and cruise ship traffic.
The funds helped pay for a new concrete and steel wharf with floating dock system. The new dock will be 250 feet long. The second tier of improvements include the design and ultimate dredging of the South River. There will be approximately 140 parking spaces in the new paved parking abutting the wharf.
- Vertical File in Salem Collection - Blaney Street Wharf
- "Sea changes; funding influx will help Salem promote its coastal industry" Salem Gazette, Nov. 5, 2010, p. 1
- "Blaney Street is going through a phase; first part of wharf expansion begins with repaving, new building" Salem Gazette, Mar.11, 2011, p.1
- "Pier construction on course; Salem Wharf an investment that's going to pay off" Salem News, Dec. 28, 2011, p. 1