Friday, 23 September 2011

Pictou, Nova Scotia

 The Hector replica and museum in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

The original ship carried 200 Scots across the ocean in their migration to Canada. This replica, like the ship, is all wood. Placed beside a three story building you really get a sense of how large it is. While it looks large, it would still be very small for 200 passengers. The passengers voyage was spent below deck. There was very little room to move around in and their bunks had only about 2 feet of head room.

The people of Pictou take great pride in their replica. I am glad I had the opportunity to visit it.

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