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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/