Cape Cod

A landmark for early European explorers, in 1602 Bartholomew Gosnold named Cape Cod for the large number of cod he found off this Cape. Gosnold was on a voyage looking for trading opportunities and fishing grounds. The name "Cape Cod" was one of the things that attracted the Pilgrims in 1620. Cape Cod has been the site of many wrecks of coasting schooners.