Imagining the Settlement / La colonie telle qu'on l'imagine
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.
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Plan for 1604 Saint Croix Island settlement by Samuel Champlain.
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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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Plan de la colonie de l'île Sainte-Croix en 1604 par Samuel Champlain.
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D'importante travaux de recherche archéologique ont été
Des fragments d'une trentaine de pots en céramique provenant de la Normandie ont été découverts dans l'île.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1604.
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 Welcome to Saint Croix Island International Historic Site / An Enduring Legacy (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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.