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Georges Bank

Georges Bank About 6,000 years ago, the level of water rose high enough to submerge Georges Island. It became Georges Bank, as it is known today. Giovanni da Verrazano discovered the Bank by bumping into it in the early 1500s. He named it Armelline Shoals, after an evil papal tax collector. Later, in 1605, English colonists renamed it for St. George.


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From the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth
March 2, 1999
Kimberly Amaral