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Massachusetts Bay


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south


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  • Laverdière thinks this letter points to the bay of Boston or what we commonly call Massachusetts Bay, or to the Bay of all Isles as laid down by Champlain on the eastern coast of Nova Scotia.

    Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 01

  • The new settlement was called the Massachusetts Bay [17] Colony, [18]

    The Beginner's American History

  • Moreover, Champlain in the edition of his "Voyages" printed in 1613, says that in the year 1606 he and Poitrincourt explored a harbor (Barntable Harbor?) in the southerly part of what is now called Massachusetts Bay, in latitude 42x, about five leagues south, one point west of Cap Blanc (Cape Cod), and there they found many good oysters, and they named it "le Port aux Huistres" (Oyster Harbor).

    Cape Cod

  • Jeff Hayward of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, told the Boston Globe: People are walking through the door who never have before…A lot of times they don't know what services there are or where to get them.''

    Here's Life Inner City: Massachusetts Families Seeking Help in Record Numbers

  • Despite the state's long battle to clean up the once-notoriously polluted nook of Massachusetts Bay, he's getting support from unlikely allies.

    With no room to put snow, Eastern waterways beckon

  • Often it is frankly biblical, beginning with John Winthrop's famous 1630 sermon "A City Upon A Hill" that gave a much-needed dose of self-confidence to the Massachusetts Bay colonists.

    Jonathan D. Moreno: America's Problem With "Progress"

  • Roads generally belonged to the intrepid: John Winthrop, the Massachusetts Bay governor, "never went traveling without a match, a compass, and a remedy for snakebite."

    You Can Get There From Here

  • Originally trained students to attend Harvard, the Massachusetts Bay colony's only college.

    No. 5: Roxbury Latin

  • John Winthrop (governor of Massachusetts Bay) transferred the idea of "nationhood" in biblical Israel to the Massachusetts Bay Company.

    Frank Schaeffer: "Christian-Zionism" Is Trouble for Israel and the USA

  • “‘Life & Death are before us,’” Belknap wrote, recalling the passage from Deuteronomy that John Winthrop had put before the first shipload of passengers to Massachusetts Bay almost 160 years earlier: “I have set before you life and death … therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”



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