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Saint Croix Island, Maine

Saint Croix Island, Maine
Protected area information
NameSaint Croix Island
International Historic Site
LocationWashington County, Maine and Charlotte County, New Brunswick
Nearest cityCalais, Maine
Area44.90 acre (181703.9 m2)
22.44 acres (90811.5 km2) federal
EstablishedJune 8, 1949 (U.S. National Monument); 1968 (Cdn. National Historic Event); 1984 (International Historic Site)
Governing bodyU.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada

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Saint Croix Island ( ), long known to locals as Dochet Island, is a small uninhabited island in Maine near the mouth of the Saint Croix River that forms part of the International Boundary separating Maine from New Brunswick.

The 6.5 acre (26,000 m2) island measures approximately 200 yd (200 m) long by 100 yd (100 m) wide, and is located approximately 4 mi (6 km) upstream from the mouth of the river on Passamaquoddy Bay.

The island was the site of an early attempt at French colonization by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons in 1604. In 1984 it was designated by the United States Congress as Saint Croix Island International Historic Site. There is no public access to the island, but there is a visitor contact station on the U.S. mainland and a display on the Canadian mainland opposite the island.

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