• Draft: 6′ 4
  • Beam: 15′
  • Rig Height: 70′
  • Freeboard: 5′
  • Sail Area: 1200 square feet
  • Tons: 29
  • Hull: white oak


Fame is a replica of a successful Salem privateer from the War of 1812. The original Fame was a Chebacco-style fishing schooner that was converted to privateering at the outbreak of war. She was one of the first American privateers to put to sea, and one of the first to bring back a prize. She captured 21 vessels — both British merchantmen and American smugglers — before being lost in the Bay of Fundy in 1814. Our Fame is a traditional double-sawn-frame vessel, framed and planked in native white oak by Harold Burnham of Essex, MA in 2003. Fame is now based at Pickering Wharf in Salem, where she carries the paying public on 90-minute cruises around historic Salem Sound. For much more information on Fame, please visit our website at www.SchoonerFame.com.


  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Who Sails: Other: everyone
  • Program Type: Other: public day sails; private charters; summer day camp;
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: New England
  • Sailing Season: May to October
  • Year Launched: 2003
  • Number of Crew: 2
  • Name of Contact: Captain Mike Rutstein
  • Phone: 978-729-7600
  • Website: https://schoonerfame.com/