this is a borrowed picture of Ship Hector, with her masts up ... today she has no
masts, they have rot and had to be taken down.
we paid our $7.00 each for a self guided tour ... it is well worth the money
in the blacksmiths shop we found candle holder, workmanship fascinating
lots of block and tackle everywhere
stay away from this Captain .. he means business
we were shocked to see the masts all laying down, with rigging still
attached on the ground, we understand they removed it a few weeks ago from the ship
it has been raining for weeks and it all looked disappointing for the Hector
Modaki, 2nd sail boat on the left pointing out !!
a view looking at the Blacksmith Shop and Wood Working shop
in the Captain's quarters ... hey the hat matches my wind breaker
the Captain in the Captain's Quarters, in the stern of the boat.
Ship Hector is 123 ft long, 22 ft. wide, can carry 200 tons, draft 8 ft. main mast, from keel 93 ft.,
foremast from keel 84 ft.
missen mast from keel 62 ft.
8 square sails, and 9 fore and aft sails
built of American White oak, planking, ceiling and decking is native wood
the masts are Douglas Fir from British Columbia
the bunks, in the hold, go rights right from the bulk head to the bow, and there was approx. 189 passengers and 10 - 12 crew, each family would receive one bunk to share.
13 died of small pox, mostly children on the 2 1/2 month crossing
in the belly of the ship
not much room for 200 people for 2 1/2 months, in rough or calm weather
the wood carvers shop, all hand carved for the Hector
we did another walk around, lots to see here in Pictou
walked all the way up this hill, just to turn around and look down
this reminded us both of the Caribbean
a very interesting house, painted purple, on the top of the hill, with a widow walk, it must of been a fantastic view of the bay.
beautiful stone buildings
and of course tons of art on the buildings, we understand that there is a walking tour of
this artist work, around the village .. next time !!