Stop #44: St. Croix Historic Site

Red Beach area, Route 1, 8 miles south of Calais. Use formal Saint Croix International Historic Site entrance.

N 45°07’35” W 67°08’41”

Saint Croix International Historic Site: On the beach, bedrock has been exposed by wave erosion. The rock surface has well preserved striations indicating ice flow toward the southeast. Sea level has risen considerably since the island was occupied in 1604 by the French expedition lead by Pierre Du Gua and Samuel de Champlain. This rise caused significant erosion of the island, probably destroying much of the historic record.

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