Was this heart-stopper invented in Maine or on The Cape?

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“The National Doughnut Dunking Association has always credited the invention of its pet provender to a Maine sea captain named Hanson Gregory….{In 1847) objecting to the soggy center in his mother fried cakes, {the Rockport native} is said to have remarked, ‘Why don’t you cut a hole in the middle where it doesn’t cook?’ …But now a Cape Cod historian places the event earlier by a good two hundred years. It seems that one day back in the seventeenth century a Nauset Indian playfully shot an arrow through a fried cake his squaw was making. The squaw, frightened, dropped the perforated patty into a kettle of boiling grease – and the result was the doughnut.’’

-- From The Gold Cook Book (1970), by Louis P. De Gouy

  Rockport Harbor. In 2008, Forbes magazine named Rockport the prettiest town in America.

Rockport Harbor. In 2008, Forbes magazine named Rockport the prettiest town in America.