Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Ghibellines to Grand Prix

Gloucester

massachusetts fish city

Gloucester (pop. 27,768), coastal city in northeastern Massachusetts, about 30 mi (48 km) northeast of Boston. Its excellent harbor has been used for fishing for over 300 years. Fish processing and manufacture of fish products are the main industries today. Gloucester was settled in 1623 and became a city in 1873. It is now a summer resort and artists' colony.

See also: Massachusetts.

Glowworm [next] [back] Glorious Revolution

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or