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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Colony on Cuttyhunk

This 1602 colonizing mission to New England was ridiculed for only lasting three weeks.

Update, 8/26: An earlier version of this story misspelled the name of the island. It is Cuttyhunk, not Cuttyunk. We regret the error.