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BENOIT CREEK, Antigonish County

A creek which flows west into Tracadie Harbour and was so named
becuase it passed through the grant of Peter Benoit.

BENOIT ISLAND, Antigonish County

An island in George Bay.

Named after Pierre Benoit, who claimed that he had been living at
Merliguiche Bay [Lunenburg] in 1749 when Governor Edward
Cornwallis was cruising along the coast and acted as pilot to guide the
Sphinx to Halifax.  Later he settled at Tracadie where he received a
grant of 400 acres in 1787.