in 1773 was successful lifted out of the water at Pictou this morning. A 400 tonne crane was used to take the Hector from the water and set on blocks in the yard. Hector will be inspected and assessed before the restoration work begins.
The Hector, the full-size replica of the ship that brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia
The restoration project is being led by the Ship Hector Society. It’s hoped the work can be completed by 2023, the 250th anniversary of the Hector’s landing in Nova Scotia. It is estimated the restoration work will cost around $1.4 million. The society will be approaching all three levels of government, the corporate community and the public to fund the upgrade.