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The towns people of Pictou hope to have the Hector sailing by 2023. Whether she takes people out in the harbour or stays moored, this is a fabulous historical project that is well worth the museum ticket.
My wife and I are not of Scottish decent but seeing this ship loaded with 189 men, women and children cross the Atlantic Ocean for over 9 weeks. Eighteen people died. Such an historical events. To actually walk aboard such a small vessel and go...More
We toured this historic ship as part of our Celtic Colours adventure this fall. The story of this ship and its recreation is indeed fascinating. The ship is an integral part of Nova Scotia and Canadian history. Also a good lesson as to why not...More
If you are at all interested in the story of early travellers to Canada this is a must see. As someone from Scotland the ship was of course of particular interest. The exhibit prior to the ship provides great information not only of the people...More
We came to Pictou on a whim and our B&B hosts mentioned that this museum was free this weekend because of the anniversary so we decided to check it out.. what an interesting place, lots of history, really makes you think what it may have...More
Ouch! As a small tourist town you would think the Town of Pictou would put a little bit of money into its biggest attraction. The Ship Hector is in desperate need of repair and paint. Really interesting history.
It's an exciting experience to visit a replica of the original Hector... a typical ship of that time which brought first Scottish immigrants to Canada. And it was Pictou area where it all had started...
Immigrants arrived in fall, they weren't prepared for harsh winter......More
For the amount of $$$ travellers paid over the years the vessel is in terrible condition. It needs painting, planks are rotting. I do not know if it ever had sails. It begs the question...where does the $$$go???