Thought of the Week, April 12, 2013

“Its name is commonly supposed to date from the visit of Captain John Smith in 1614, who, it is said, found many porpoises off the harbor.  But this must be mere myth for a map published in England four years before Smith’s voyage names the peninsular Cape Porpoise, and doubtless early explorers and fishermen came here prior to that period.”  .”  Herbert G. Jones in “The King’s Highway from Portland to Kittery” c. 1953

Cape Porpoise Harbor:  Photo by Dan Viehmann