One of the oldest industries in Salem, the Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company was located in the Stage Point section of the city where the South River emptied into the Salem Harbor. A thriving port city, Salem's location provided options to use coal as a source of steam power, which provided an advantage for the Naumkeag facility over other textile plants in New England, which were run by water power. This image shows the mill complex viewed from Derby Wharf, along Harbor Street.
John S. Lefavour, Photographer
Coal reserves; Derby Wharf (Salem, Mass.); Harbor Street (Salem, Mass.); Lefavour, John S.; Naumkeag Steam Cotton Company, Salem, Mass.; South River (Essex County, Mass.); Stage Point (Salem, Mass.)
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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