It was founded by the Dorchester Company, chartered by James I in 1623.
Today, the town is known for its beautiful New England scenery, sunrises, nearby lighthouse, history, quaint downtown area, sailing, and fishing.
People Born in Gloucester
Gloucester in People's Lives
Jake Gyllenhaal: I traveled here in 2001 to film scenes of the movie Moonlight Mile.
Rudyard Kipling: I traveled here around 1896 to research for a book that I was writing, which would later become Captains Courageous.