"This day we turned back two or three leagues toward Choiiacoet, as far as a cape that we named Island Harbor (Port aux Isles, now Cape Porpoise), good for ships of a hundred tons. It is among three islands. Heading northeast a quarter north, near this place, one enters another harbor where there is no passage,although there are islands, except that by which one enters. At the entrance there are some dangerous rocks, with the sea breaking over them. On these islands there are so many red currants that one sees nothing else in most places, and there are an infinite number of pigeons,
of which we caught a good many. The Island Harbor is in latitude 43° 25'"
Samuel de Champlain, 1604
Beautiful Stage Harbor: Photo by David Jourdan