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Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
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NameSaint Croix Island International Historic Site
Address84 St. Croix Drive
Calais, ME 04619
Brief DescriptionInternational Historic Site
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThe National Park Service preserves Saint Croix Island International Historic site as a monument to the beginning of the United States and Canada. In 1604, Pierre Dugua(sieur de Mons), accompanied by Samuel Champlain and 77 other men, established a settlement on St. Croix Island. Preceding Jamestown (1607) and Plymouth (1620), Pierre Dugua's outpost was one of the earliest European settlements on the North Atlantic coast of North America. More specifically, it was the first attempt by the French at year-round colonization in the territory they called La Cadie or l'Acadie (Acadia). The settlement was short-lived, however, and in the summer of 1605, the French moved to a more favorable location where they established the Port Royal Habitation on the shores of the present-day Annapolis Basin, Nova Scotia. The experience of the French on St. Croix Island taught them much about the
Phone 1(207) 454-3871
Phone 2(207) 288-3300
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Websitewww.nps.gov/sacr/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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