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Hector lifted from Pictou Harbour; Plans underway to Restore replica Vessel

The Hector, the full-size replica of the ship that brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia

Ship Hector fully masted (Ship Hector Society photo)

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 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.