Hector (ship)

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Name Hector
Type Fluyt
Built Netherlands
Launched Before 1750
Deck Length 85' (25.9m)
Beam 22' (6.7m)
Registered Tonnage 200 tons
Owners John Pagan

Built in the Netherlands before 1750, the Hector was a full-rigged fluyt with three masts.

Hector worked mostly in the coastal trade around the British Isles, but made at least two trips carrying Scottish emigrants to North America during the Highland Clearances: to Boston about 1770, and to Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1773.


In 1992, a group of volunteers in Pictou, Nova Scotia formed the Ship Hector Foundation to commemorate the Hector's contribution to Nova Scotia's history. After several years of fundraising, research, and construction, a replica of the Hector was launched on September 17, 2000. The Hector Heritage Quay, located on the Pictou waterfront, is open from May to October each year.


Passengers from 1773 sailing from Scotland to Pictou


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Hector replica
Hector replica

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