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Review of Ship Hector

Ship Hector
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Pictou
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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 been like to be aboard that ship all those years ago. Definitely recommend that all Canadians learn this bit of history.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is truly worth while stopping to see. The Local community takes great pride in this exhibit and rightfully so. Don't miss this!

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

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... Half of then had died. But whoever survived worked on clearing land and getting some food with the help of native people. Without their support immigrants would have died all.

The ship is beautiful but the conditions for immigrants on it were unbearable. Old people and sick children were dying, there was shortage of food and water. It was hit by huge storm near Newfoundland and the arrival of the ship was postponed by two weeks.

It was incredible that they'd made it! Vivat Hector! Vivat New Scotland!

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

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???

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