Ann, Cape

Ann, Cape,

NE Mass., N of Massachusetts Bay. It includes GloucesterGloucester,
city (1990 pop. 28,716), Essex co., NE Mass., on Cape Ann; settled 1623, inc. as a city 1873. It is a port of entry at the head of Gloucester Harbor, which is protected by a breakwater built from Eastern Point.
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 and Rockport with their fishing fleets, resorts, and artists' colonies. The cape was the epicenter of the 1755 earthquake that damaged structures in nearby Boston.
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