Just southeast of Boston, urban professionals have discovered what shipbuilders, fishermen and old-time actors already knew about Cohasset. Here, neighborhoods distill coastal New England’s history and character – from a harbor side plaque marking Captain John Smith’s 1614 landing site to the quiet lanes where The Witches of Eastwick were filmed. Cohasset has evolved considerably from its fishing village past. The folks who picnic on the common during St. Stephens Episcopal’s summer carillon concerts more likely work in urban Boston than in commercial fishing.

A coastal town south of Boston, flanked by Hingham and Scituate
20 miles southeast of Boston
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Accessible by car, train, and watercraft

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Cohasset, MA —
Youth Sailing Programs in Cohasset

Cohasset Massachusetts is an historic former fishing village located on the shores of Massachusetts Bay approximately 20 miles south of Boston. The town was first discovered by Captain John Smith in 1614. It is a very scenic town with many great vistas across the water, often from high atop a granite outcropping. Perhaps that is why Cohasset derives its name from the Native American term, Conahasset, which means long, rocky place.

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