Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts
The whole of this bay is within the limits of Massachusetts. The exterior bounds of this celebrated bay are Capes Cod and Ann. The former is in N. lat. 42°6', and W. long. 70°7'. The latter in N. lat. 42°45', and W. lon. 70°17'. Cape Ann bears from Cape Cod, N.N.W. about 40 miles.
The length of this bay is about 62 miles from N.W. to S.E.: its breadth is about 25 miles. Numerous bays and rivers of various sizes set in from this bay, and its whole coast is lined with commodious harbors, and pleasant commercial towns.
This bay is noted for its delightful scenery, and as containing the first settlements of the Pilgrim Fathers of New England.