1694The Gap Headland [Sandy Bay] was granted to John Babson.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Babson received this grant at Straitsmouth, “to sett up fishing upon.” (Town Records, 9)

Gloucester Town Records, 1694-1762. Vol. 2, 1762, https://archive.org/details/GLOOriginalRecords16941762Images/mode/2up Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Procter Brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog
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