The Boston metropolitan area offers a rich and intriguing look back to several significant points in American history: the landing of the Mayflower, the Boston Tea Party, the War of 1812. One community close to Boston that has held multiple levels of interest and fascination for literally centuries is the small town of Salem,15 miles northeast of Boston proper. Most people know Salem primarily as the site of the notorious 1692 Salem Witch Trials, as well as for its many references in media and popular culture for all things witchy and woo-woo. But Salem contains far more than metaphysical curiosities. 


This week, Winter Island.