In June 1604, Samuel de Champlain and the Sieur Des Monts landed on Ste. Croix Island near the mouth of the Ste. Croix River. With their companions they spent the winter there, creating the first European settlement on the North American continent north of Florida, and founding the French colony of Acadia. This book traces the history of the island from 1604 until 1945. Originally published in 1945, this is a 1979 reprint. Paperback, 125 pages.