Posts Tagged ‘Popham Colony’

St. Croix Island

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

We’ve been getting into the weekend Bangor Daily News lately (especially since the Press Herald is pretty redneck, racist and Republican).

Luckily it’s a great paper, having recently hired a former New England Journalist of the Year as well as a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer to cover the Portland area. I’m all for that!

This weekend they had an interesting story about St. Croix Island, in the St. Croix river between Maine and New Brunswick, that was settled by the French in 1604 – three years before Popham Colony and Jamestown Settlement.

Check out, “An island prison: Rugged St. Croix Island brought ghastly death to early settlers“.