Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Rank: 345

Park Description

The winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island was a cruel one for Pierre Dugua's French expedition. Iced in by freezing temperatures and cut off from fresh water and game, 35 of 79 men died. As spring arrived and native people traded game for bread, the health of those remaining improved. Although the expedition moved on by summer, the beginning of French presence in North America had begun.

Park Address

Saint Croix Island International Historic Site P.O. Box 247

Calais, ME, 04619