"along a portion of Derby Street"
Derby House, Derby Street
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Derby Street — which is named after Elias Hasket Derby, the famous shipping magnate to whom Hawthorne alludes earlier — runs parallel to Salem Harbor. At the height of the city’s maritime powers, as many as 30 wharves jutted out from its length. It was on Derby Street that the custom house was situated, across from the wharf that also took its name from Salem's merchant “king.”

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