Saint Croix Island is the 1604 site of the first French attempt to colonize the territory they called l'Acadie and the location of one of the earliest European settlements in North America. Members of a French expedition led by Pierre Dugua, intending to colonize North America, settled the island in 1604.
To learn more, view a timeline of Saint Croix Island's past 400 years.
In 1604, Dugua formed a company of merchants and led a group of French settlers, including Samuel Champlain, to North America.
Last updated: January 5, 2021