Cape Ann, Mass., has been home to bustling fishing ports since the 17th century.
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The Lobster Shack's main attraction.
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Rocky Neck, home to a thriving art scene.
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Iconic New England whoopie pies.
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Gloucester's iconic blue shutters.
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Cape Neddick's "Nubble" lighthouse has shone a distinctive red light since 1879.
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