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Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Cape Ann Museum is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Its collection focuses mainly on artists and artist colonies from the Cape Ann area, and the history of Gloucester as a fishing and trading port. Highlights include a large collection of Fitz Henry Lane paintings; a scale model of Gloucester port in the 19th century; the Cape Ann dory used by Alfred Johnson to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1876; and the original Thacher Island Fresnel lens. The Captain Elias Davis House, built in 1804 by a successful sea captain, is adjacent to the main museum galleries. It contains much of the museum's furniture and decorative arts collection. Many of the objects in the house belonged to Elias Davis and his descendants.
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