The New International Encyclopædia/Devil's Island

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The New International Encyclopædia
Devil's Island
Edition of 1905. See also Devil's Island on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

DEVIL'S ISLAND. A small barren island off the coast of French Guiana, South America, about 30 miles northwest of Cayenne (Map: Guiana, French, G 2). It became famous chiefly through the confinement there of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus (q.v.). A short distance from Devil's Island are situated the two small French penal islands of Saint-Joseph and Ile Royale, which formerly constituted, together with Devil's Island, the group known as Iles du Diable, but which later received the name Iles du Salut.