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Gloucester, Massachusetts. USA

Gloucester is a city on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is part of Massachusetts’ North Shore, an important center of the fishing industry and a popular summer destination.

The city has much significant architecture, from pre-revolutionary houses to the hilltop 1870 City Hall, which dominates the town and harbor. It also has exotic waterfront homes now converted to museums. In addition, it has Hammond Castle, built 1926–1929 by inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. as a setting for his collection of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance artifacts.

Things to See & Do

* Dogtown Common
* Ravenswood Park
* Hammond Castle
* Rocky Neck Art Colony
* Fisherman’s Memorial Statue

General Information

Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – United States Dollar (USD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 67.2 km²
Population – 28,800 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Travel Links – The MBTA commuter rail runs from North Station in Boston to Gloucester via the Newburyport/Rockport line.

Cape Ann Transportation Authority, (CATA), runs buses on Cape Ann including special routes during the summer.

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