Students search for the 'first Plymouth Rock'
August 24, 2008
"It just seems so top secret," said Joey Benedict, 13, of Dennis, who chose the Cornerstones seminar last spring.
Payne learned that English Pilgrims arriving in the New World in the early 17th century discovered something interesting when they first sailed around Cape Cod. By the time they navigated around the outside and into Cape Cod Bay, the needle on their compass had spun all the way around and they realized the peninsula represented a surveyor's dream. It was a natural compass rose.