Work to restore the replica of the ship Hector on the waterfront in Pictou, N.S., hasn’t gone according to plan.
The original Hector arrived in Pictou harbour on Sept. 15, 1773, bringing 189 settlers from Scotland to their new home. The historic voyage marked the beginning of a massive wave of immigration that turned Pictou into the birthplace of New Scotland, earning the ship the nickname of Canada’s Mayflower.
A full-scale replica of the ship was built in the 1990s, but 30 years later it needed major repairs. The vessel was lifted out of the water in June 2020 to start the restoration. Delays due to COVID-19 and supply
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