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Imagining the Settlement / La colonie telle qu'on l'imagine

 
 
Imagining the Settlement / La colonie telle qu'on l'imagine Marker and Model image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
1. Imagining the Settlement / La colonie telle qu'on l'imagine Marker and Model
Inscription.  

This model shows the Saint Croix Island colony as depicted by Samuel Champlain. His depiction was idealized. Archeological research has revealed discrepancies in building size and location.

[Sketch caption reads]
Plan for 1604 Saint Croix Island settlement by Samuel Champlain.

[Model Key, not transcribed]

Extensive archeological research was carried out on Saint Croix Island in 1789, 1949, and 1969.

Fragments from about thirty ceramic containers from Normandy were found on the island.

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Cette maquette montre la colonie de l'île Sainte-Croix telle qu'illustrée par Samuel Champlain. Son illustration est idéalisée. Les recherches archéologiques révèlent des différences quant à l'échelle et à l'emplacement des bâtiments.

[La légende de l'esquisse est lue]
Plan de la colonie de l'île Sainte-Croix en 1604 par Samuel Champlain.

[Modèle de clé, non transcrit]

D'importante travaux de recherche archéologique ont été menés

Imagining the Settlement / La colonie telle qu'on l'imagine Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
2. Imagining the Settlement / La colonie telle qu'on l'imagine Marker Detail
Historic map and model key
à l'île Sainte-Croix en 1789, en 1949 et en 1969.

Des fragments d'une trentaine de pots en céramique provenant de la Normandie ont été découverts dans l'île.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 45° 7.433′ N, 67° 8.743′ W. Marker is near Calais, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is on the grounds of Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, under the pavilion at the end of the interpretive trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 84 Saint Croix Drive, Calais ME 04619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lessons Learned / Leçons durement apprises (a few steps from this marker); Trapped For The Winter / Prisonniers de l'hiver (within shouting distance of this marker); Exploring the Coast / Exploration de la côte (within shouting distance of this marker); Building A Community / Tout à bâtir (within shouting distance of this marker); Settling on Saint Croix Island / Colonisation de l'île Sainte-Croix (within shouting distance of this marker); Strangers Offshore / Étrangers du grand large (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Saint Croix Island International Historic Site / An Enduring Legacy

Model of Saint Croix Settlement, with Saint Croix Island at left distance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
3. Model of Saint Croix Settlement, with Saint Croix Island at left distance
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Croix Island (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Calais.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saint Croix Island International Historic Site. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Saint Croix Island International Historic Site Audio Files for Interpretive Trail. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Saint Croix Island Model image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
4. Saint Croix Island Model
Saint Croix Island Model Foundry Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 18, 2018
5. Saint Croix Island Model Foundry Mark
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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