House was built by Ebenezer Gardner at the end of 1776. Originally
born in Massachusetts, Ebenezer settled in Aulac, Nova Scotia to
farm and start a family. After his involvement in a failed patriot
attempt to overthrow Fort Cumberland in 1776, the British burned his
original farmhouse in retribution. He and his family narrowly
escaped to Machiasport where they built their second farmhouse.
Ebenezer Gardner and twenty-three other family members are buried on
the property in a family cemetery. For more information on the
battle of Fort Cumberland and
history of the Gardner family, please click the links below:
Nova Scotia: The Lost Star and Stripe
The Gardners of Massachusetts: An American Legacy
The name Micmac Farm originated from Barbara Dunn
after the Micmac Indians
who migrate down from Nova Scotia every August to rake wild blueberries
throughout the local area. Micmac Farm was originally established as
a restaurant in 1981, where guests dined in two rooms by candlelight and
the warm glow of
crackling fires from three fireplaces. The business expanded to
include lodging in 1984 when three cabins were built on the Machias
River. Six years later, a guestroom was added to
the main house.
Micmac Farm had been known as one of the best
restaurants in Maine up to the closing after Barbara's untimely death in 2003.
Your new hosts are Bonnie and Anthony
Dunn, and their daughter, Isabella.
Anthony, Bonnie, and Isabella Dunn, Christmas 2012