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Pentagoet Archeological District

Castine, Maine
County of Hancock.
National Register Number: 93000603
Resource type: District.
The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: ME-2 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 12, 1993):
Pentagoet Archeological District contains the remains of the most important trading post built by the French along the western Acadian frontier during the 17th century. Local Eastern Abenaki Etchemin people living on the Bagaduce and other native people from as far away as the St. Lawrence Valley and Western Abenaki country traded furs and pelts first at Fort Pentagoet and later at St. Castin's Habitation for the wide range of European manufactures documented in post records and discovered in their archeological remains.

The site is stable, in good condition, and is well-maintained.

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