Cairn Park at the west end of Main Street in Antigonish, Nova Scotia is dedicated to the Pioneer Clan families that began settling in Eastern Nova Scotia in the late 18th Century. Each Clan is represented by a Cairn. A Cairn is a placement of stones or a single large stone that represents a specific event, people or geographic boundary.

This cairn is a Clan MacInnes Marker in the shape of Kinlochaline Castle made of rocks donated by Clan MacInnes descendants. Each family has a story behind their stone and family which are listed below. The stories are inside a container that is inside the cairn.

The cairn was dedicated July 12 2013 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Cairn Park Antigonish

The Cairn Park along the main road.

The Cairn Park entrance and Clan MacInness Cairn

The Cairn Park entrance and Clan MacInness Cairn .

Cairn MacInnes side
Cairn MacInnis side
MacInnes face

The "es" MacInnes side.

Cairn MacInnis face

The "is" MacInnis side.

Aonghais face

Clann Aonghais face.

inscription

The inscription on the Clann Aonghais face.

MacInnes donated rocks MacInnes side

These rocks are on the Clan MacInnes face.
Later the rocks will be identified with the people who donated them.

MacInnes donated rocks MacInnis side

These rocks are on the Clan MacInnis face. This is the predominate spelling in Antigonish, but other areas use McInnis.

Plate face

This back area will have a brass plate with the names of people who have donated rocks and money for the cairn.

Box in route

Here is the box inside the cairn with the stories that people have donated.

MacInnes Front Plaque

Cairn plaque in draft form.

Cairn Alone

Early Cairn sketch right.



List of donors to the Clan MacInnes Cairn
For those who have donated stories the link is on the name.

Cairn donor list
Cairn names close up
ALLEN, CAROLE MAC INNIS LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
AUSTEN, MARIANNE ANTIGONISH, NS
BOYD, MARY LOU ANTIGONISH, NS
BRISSON, HELEN CLARKSTON, MI
BROWN, CARROLL & MARY JUNE ANTIGONISH, NS
BROWN, SARA & GERARD ANTIGONISH, NS
BROWN, SHIRLEY ANTIGONISH, NS
DERBY, BLENDA ANTIGONISH, NS
DIAZ, BARBARA M. LEXINGTON, MA
FALKENHAM, BERNIE & KAREN ANTIGONISH, NS
FALKENHAM, CAROL & ALBIE ANTIGONISH, NS
FAULK, JAMES & MICHELLE PLANO, TX
FAULK, JOHN & LINDA MCKINNEY, TX
FOUGERE, BERTRAM HAVRE BOUCHER, NS
GALLAGHER, HELEN WAYNE, PA
HAZARD, BONNIE MCKINNIS MESA, AZ
HAZARD, HEIDA, JUSTIN & ANGI MESA, AZ
LAPHAM, MARK & DEBBIE GRAPEVINE, TX
LONG, THOMAS & MARTHA LOUISVILLE, KY
MACDONALD, ROSE ANTIGONISH, NS
MACDOUGALL, ROBERTA ANTIGONISH, NS
MACINNES, JIM BEULAH, MI
MACINNIS, ALTON RICHLAND, WA
MACINNIS, CHARLIE & JUDY ANTIGONISH, NS
MACINNIS, ELTON ANTIGONISH, NS
MACINNIS, HUGH A ANTIGONISH, NS
MACINNIS, JOHN ARCHBALD OTTAWA, ON
MACINNIS, JOHN ROSS NORTHVILLE, MI
MACINNIS, MARTHA ANTIGONISH, NS
MACINNIS, NORMAN NOTTINGHAM, NH
MACINNIS, RONALD NORTHBRIDGE, MA
MACINNIS, SHAWN KALAMAZOO, MI
MCEVITT, MARY C BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
MCINNIS, JOHN ARLINGTON, TX
MCINNIS, WILLIAM A COLUMBIS, SC
MCKINNIS, JAMES LITTLETON, CO
MCKINNIS, MARK A JACKSONVILLE, FL
MCKINNIS, ROY & DEE KELLER, TX
MCKINNIS, STEVE & DONNA TUCSON, AZ
MCLEOD, PHYLLIS C GREENWICH, CT
PIERCE, MARIA LITTLETON, CO
PREKEL, MOIRA BIRMINGHAM, MI
ROYSE, NICHOLAS & MORGAN HUTCHINSON, KS
STARR, MARGO GORMLEY, ONTARIO
Close up picture courtesy Facebook Ann MacInnis Smith

The rest of the markers in the park.

Cairn Park Entrance Close up

Cairn Park Entrance

Antigonish Highland Society Marker

Antigonish Highland Society Marker

Antigonish Highland Society face plate

Antigonish Highland Society Plate

Antigonish Highland Society dedication

Antigonish Highland Society Dedication

Antigonish Highland Society face plate

Cairn Park North View

Cairn Park South View

Cairn Park South View

Clan MacLean marker south

Clan MacLean marker south but north of Clan Donald

Antigonish Highland Society dedication

Clan Donald marker south

Clan Chisholm north center

Clan Chisholm marker south center

Clan MacDougal marker north center

Clan MacDougal marker south of MacInnes

Clan Chisholm north center

Clan Chattan marker north of MacInnes

Antinogish Downtown sign

Antigonish Downtown sign

Antigonish flower basket

Hanging flower baskets were everywhere

Antinogish Heritage Musuem

Antigonish Heritage Museum