Cohassett Commercial Fishing Fleet: ‘The Cornerstone of Cohassett Harbor and the Cohassett Community’

Since the days of the Algonquin people living on the shores of Quonahassit, Cohasset Harbor has been the center of commerce, culture, and recreation for the entire community. Fishing and ship building were the primary industry in the 18th century when eight vessels moored in the harbor. In 1851, there were 44 vessels and 561 men and boys employed in the mackerel business. It was during this period that a new nation of people became introduced into this New England community. It was the Portuguese from the Azores, or Western Isles. >click to read< By Timothy Davis 17:51

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