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Does anyone know where this house is in Salem, MA?


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#1 The Ghost Lady

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 12:02 AM

This picture below was scanned from one of the Bob Cahill books and this house is supposed to be on what used to be known as Millers Wharf. We went out in search of last year and couldn't find anything that resembled it. I was told by the folks at In a Pigs Eye (love that little place!) that Millers Wharf was over by the House of the Seven Gables. I looked over all the houses, but saw none that resembled this one. Pretty cool that the 2nd floor was made from an old barge that was hoisted up.

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We're heading to Salem this Sunday and Monday and plan to give finding this another shot.

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:37 AM

Millers Wharf is now the Hawthorne Cove Marina on White Street. I am a real estate appraiser and I am always in Salem, Ma every couple of weeks. Next time I am there, I will poke around too to try to find the house. Hopefully it has not been torn down. It could have been rehabbed and may look different. Dress warm is you go to Salem on Sunday or Monday, it is cold and windy.

I found this below on a website:

Back on the mainland on Miller's Wharf there is a house whose whose second floor Captain Herbert Miller built in the early 20th century by hauling up the hull of a salvaged barge. During the 1980's the then owner toyed with the idea of turing the house into a restaurant. The only problem was people entering the second floor were greeted by a hollow, gruff souding voice shouting "Get out of here!". A pair of surveyors hired to measure adjoining property were also subjected to shouts of "Get out of here!" coming from the second floor each time they approached the old house.

Researched revealed that the barge used to build the second floor was the Glendower, whose captain was axed to death by a crewman in 1911. At the man's trial, one of his crewmates testifiedhe heard their captain shout "Get out of here!" followed by a scream of pain around the time the medical examiner determined the captain had been killed.........
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 12:49 PM

The Ghost Lady,

This may be helpful. You can pull up information and a picture of properties in that area. Go to www.patriotproperties.com You will see on upper left in red "online property search" and click on that.
A blue box will come up, click on "Salem". A search bar will come up at top, make sure search is a street search, put in the name of a street, don't put in a number. This will pull up all houses on that street. One by one you can search, click on printable record card, all data comes up and includes a recent photo of the home. If you have a map of that neighborhood, keep searching all streets and view photos of the homes.

I am afraid though that house may have stood where "Nathaniel's Landing" condos are today (6 White St) Whatever was there was torn down in the early 1980's, rebuilt and converted to condos 2 years ago.
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:44 PM

The Ghost Lady,

This may be helpful. You can pull up information and a picture of properties in that area. Go to www.patriotproperties.com You will see on upper left in red "online property search" and click on that.
A blue box will come up, click on "Salem". A search bar will come up at top, make sure search is a street search, put in the name of a street, don't put in a number. This will pull up all houses on that street. One by one you can search, click on printable record card, all data comes up and includes a recent photo of the home. If you have a map of that neighborhood, keep searching all streets and view photos of the homes.

I am afraid though that house may have stood where "Nathaniel's Landing" condos are today (6 White St) Whatever was there was torn down in the early 1980's, rebuilt and converted to condos 2 years ago.


GhostCat, You're the best!!! Wow...thanks!! I think you're right. I bet this house was on Water Street. I checked some of the houses on Turner using that link you posted and nah, I don't think it's any of those, either. In the Cahill book it mentions the house being next to a fish food restaurant) and he says this was across from Turner St on Miller's Wharf.

There must be a big market for condos in Salem? Didn't I read here that the old jail is going to become condos, too? I think they should have converted the old jail into a hotel/museum or something. And didn't they turn Parker Brothers into condos?

Well at least this weekend it's just COLD and not blizzard conditions like it was last weekend when we had to cancel our Salem trip until this week. I wish we had more of those 58 degree days...but in any case, I've already packed the gloves, scarf and ear muffs. LOL. We usually walk around until 2am or so.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 02:06 PM

did you ever make it out to visit this house ghost lady?

I am pretty sure its now used for showers/ washer dryers and maybe a vending machine or two at Hawthorn Cove Marina. My parents keep a sailboat there. The house in the marina looks slightly different, renovations maybe, but is said to be very haunted. There have been stories about it on local tv (Chronicle for instance).
Its next door to the house of the seven gables.

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 11:02 PM

Hi, I'm new here and I know this is a very old post. I wanted to put up a photo of the building and what it looks like currently. I don't know how to post photos on here.

Here is a link to the photo of the building it has big letters HCM on the front.


https://www.google.c...h_l26AJn4zgRTM:

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:14 PM

Looks like the poor captain is beside himself now yelling at all the people that go by..... :)


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Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:41 AM

Well the wooden house, it is unlikely that he survivedghost.gif ....






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