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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.

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