Norfolk county. A town on Massachusetts bay, noted for its rocky coast and numerous shipwrecks. 6 miles E. from Hingham, 20 E. by S. from Dedham, and about 16 S.E. from Boston by water. Incorporated, 1770. This place has about 40 sail of merchant, coasting, and fishing vessels, and a large tide-water power. Cohasset has become a great resort for citizens and strangers, in summer months, to enjoy the marine scenery, exhilirating air, and all those pleasures for which Nahant is celebrated. The value of the fisheries, for the year ending April 1, 1837, was $75,536. The value of salt, vessels, boots, shoes, and wooden ware manufactured, was $35,920.