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.
The Cairn Park along the main road.
The Cairn Park entrance and Clan MacInness Cairn .
The "es" MacInnes side.
The "is" MacInnis side.
Clann Aonghais face.
The inscription on the Clann Aonghais face.
These rocks are on the Clan MacInnes face.
Later the rocks will be identified with the people who donated them.
These rocks are on the Clan MacInnis face. This is the predominate spelling in Antigonish, but other areas use McInnis.
This back area will have a brass plate with the names of people who have donated rocks and money for the cairn.
Here is the box inside the cairn with the stories that people have donated.
Cairn plaque in draft form.
Early Cairn sketch right.
List of donors to the Clan MacInnes Cairn
For those who have donated stories the link is on the name.
|Close up picture courtesy Facebook Ann MacInnis Smith|
Cairn Park Entrance
Antigonish Highland Society Marker
Antigonish Highland Society Plate
Antigonish Highland Society Dedication
Cairn Park North View
Cairn Park South View
Clan MacLean marker south but north of Clan Donald
Clan Donald marker south
Clan Chisholm marker south center
Clan MacDougal marker south of MacInnes
Clan Chattan marker north of MacInnes
Antigonish Downtown sign
Hanging flower baskets were everywhere
Antigonish Heritage Museum