Robert's Island

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Robert's Island (Y) :  This Island was long called "Non Present" and "Non Prison".  This is the way it received it's name : At the deportation a number of Acadians who had been collected, ready to be taken to Boston were placed on this island which was thought to be a safe place.  Between wading and swimming they managed to escape.  When  Prebble came with his ships to carry them away they were not to be found, so the island was named "Non-Prison Island" or "Non-Present Island".  It was later changed to it's present form.

*from the book "Place Names of the Province of Nova Scotia"Ref 917.15 BRO in the Western Counties Regional Library*