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How Did Cape Cod Get Its Name?

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For you local trivia buffs, how did Cape Cod actually get its name?

English lawyer, explorer, and privateer Bartholomew Gosnold came up with the name Cape Cod because of the bountiful cod fish in the waters.

Gosnold also named the Elizabeth Islands after the queen back home and Martha’s Vinyard after his infant daughter, who had passed away.

Do you like facts like these? You can get them in the brand new book from Spinner Publications called A Picture History of New Bedford.

[A Picture History of New Bedford - A Spinner Publication]

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