Record ID: 193

Site Name

Elizabeth Islands/Cuttyhunk

Type

Islands

Description

Chain of small islands off Cape Cod that form the S boundary of Buzzards Bay; SE Mass. Naushon is the largest island. Cuttyhunk Island was site of Bartholomew Gosnold's landing in 1602 and was permanently settled in 1641. Most of the islands are privately owned.

Site of Bartholomew Gosnold expedition in 1602. First English landfall on continental North America since John Cabot in 1497 (Image Id: 2175)
Site of Bartholomew Gosnold expedition in 1602. First English landfall on continental North America since John Cabot in 1497 (Image Id: 2175)