Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former John A. MacDonald Store, Cardigan

     Here's a photo I took last week of the former John. A. MacDonald Store - today it's a restaurant called "Cardigan Lobster Supper" at 4557 Wharf Street.  Here's their website: http://www.peicardiganlobstersuppers.com/
     The following information about the store comes from Highlights of Cardigan Area by Beth Brehaut. Page 35:
John A. MacDonald’s Store
     "In 1905, the store operated by Morson & Morgan burned down. The fire also destroyed the early records of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Douglas C. Morson and William Minto then went into partnership. This store was also destroyed by fire. In 1902, John A. MacDonald purchased James Norton's store. Mr. MacDonald dealt in general merchandise and shipped Island produce as well. John A. MacDonald's store. 35 During the First World War most ships were in war service. It was decided to build schooners for shipping produce. A saw mill was needed for this project, so James E. MacDonald's old store was hauled across the ice to be used in the shipbuilding industry. John A. MacDonald's store is now a restaurant operated by his grandson, Jock MacDonald. A disco and lobster supper are also operated in the old store in the summer months."

2 comments:

  1. You have a fascinating blog. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from a very cold weathered Montreal. :)

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  2. You have a fascinating blog. Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from a very cold weathered Montreal. :)

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