Acadia National ParkFrenchman Bay, in front of you, and other prominent names commemorate the region's rich French heritage, "Acadia" stems from "Arcadia," a term used by Giovanni Verrazano's expedition to describe the Atlantic coast in 1524. The name "Mount Desert Island" was given by French explorer and cartographer Samuel Champlain during his 1604 visit. "Cadillac Mountain" honors Antoine de la Mothe-Cadillac, a self-proclaimed French noble who received a large land grant, including all of Mount Desert Island, from King Louis in 1688. The French, however, ultimately lost the struggle to control northeastern North America in the mid-1770s, when British troops defeated the French at Quebec. As you travel around Acadia today, look for other place names that signal Acadia's French connection.Samuel Champlain mapped the coastline from Cape Cod to Canada and westward to the Great Lakes in the 1613 "Map of New France." His 1604-1618 expeditions laid the groundwork for French colonization of the New World.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:20pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 560753 N 4917182|
|Decimal Degrees||44.40538333, -68.23701667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 24.323', W 68° 14.221'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 24' 19.38" N, 68° 14' 13.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Paradise Hill Rd, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US|
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