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MOYDART POINT, Antigonish County

A point N.E. of Merigomish Island on the Northumberland Strait.

Named after the district in the southwest of Inverness-shire,
Scotland, from which the early settlers came.  A number of
emigrants from Moydart came to Pictou in 1791 on the ship Dunkeld.
Among those who settled in Antigonish County were Dougald Ban
McDonald,  John Smith, Donald Smith, Donald McPherson and his
son John and John McDonald (Ban) and his father Angus McDonald
who had taken part in the battle of Culloden.  Dougald McPherson also
fought at Culloden.

Patrick O'Brien was teaching school at Moydart in 1828.

The name Moydart for the village was dropped and the post office
called McArras Brook.