Baron St. Castin (1650-1712), ca. 1670

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Baron St. Castin (1650-1712), ca. 1670

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Baron Jean Vincent de St. Castin was born in France and served in the French military in Acadia in the early 17th century.

He married a Penobscot woman, Pidianiske (baptized as Molly Mathilde) and was active in the beaver fur trade, establishing a trading post at Castine.

He engaged in many military skirmishes against the English for dominance over land in Nova Scotia and northern Maine between 1665 and 1712.

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  • Title: Baron St. Castin (1650-1712), ca. 1670
  • Creator: Charles E. Banks
  • Creation Date: 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1670
  • Locations:
    • ME
    • Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Media: Ink on paper, etching
  • Dimensions: 39 cm x 27 cm
  • Local Code: 1997.1.27.13_Baron Castine
  • Object Type: Image

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