Sunday, 30 June 2013

June 29, 2013 (part 2)

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

wrought iron 

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 !!

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