1000 (c.)During the late 10th century, Norse explorers established settlements in Greenland and Newfoundland. This may mark the first contact between Indigenous Americans and Europeans.People and Communities, European Colonists, Legends & Lore

According to local legend, Thorvald Erikson, brother of Leif Erikson, landed and was buried on Cape Ann, which was named Krossanes (the cape of the cross). No evidence has been found to support this theory, which is based on Norse sagas.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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