King Charles named Cape Ann in honor of his mother Anne of Denmark.
The English colony at Cape Ann was first founded in 1623.
The 1755 earthquake remains the largest in the history of Massachusetts reading approx. 6.0-6.3 on the Richter scale.
The traditional Cape Ann dory is still being built and raced.
Cape Ann is a rocky cape in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean.
It is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Boston and marks the northern limit of Massachusetts Bay.
Cape Ann includes the city of Gloucester, and the towns of Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Rockport.
It also includes the easternmost part of Beverly.