Thank you Joan!
I want to publically acknowledge and personally thank Joan Macinnes for her background title searching of our older home at 102 Water Street in the Village. Joan spent many hours, on several occasions to produce a thorough dossier of previous owners dating back to the original crown grant to John Duffus in the early 1800's. Ultimately, it appears that our cottage home was owned and perhaps constructed by John E. and Marion Campbell, circa 1855. He was said to have been a merchant. His wife's maiden name was Kidston.
As a result of this research we felt confident enough to place a small commemorative plaque on the house to honour and to inform others of this piece of history. Having lived and visited in other historic communities, many no older than our Baddeck, it struck us that such recognition of one's history is a valuable addition to not just the knowledge of the tourist but also for the continuing information and valuing of ones own community. Lunenburg or Guysborough towns come to mind as examples of such signage.the cost was a combination of the hours of time needed to verify the history and the small sum of less than $45. for the 7 by 11 in. vinyl sign produced in Cheticamp.