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The Ship Hector Tartan Cloth Notebook Large size with 192 pages, Hardback notebook
About the Book:
The Hector brought the first Scottish settlers from mainland Scotland
to Pictou, Nova Scotia and dropped anchor on September 15, 1773.
The arduous Atlantic crossing lasted eleven weeks. Some Scots died
on board, and more in the months after their arrival.
This book gives an account of the background to this story – who the
settlers were, why they went, and what they found when they arrived.
The rich fertile land the immigrants were promised turned out to be
forested land miles from the shore.
There are some extracts taken from historical documentary sources
which describe the harsh conditions, hunger and lack of shelter, in
the forested lands that the settlers faced. This is an amazing story of
pioneering spirit, determination and courage.
With her passengers it can be said that the effective settlement of
Pictou began. There are more than 140,000 descendants of the
Hector people in Canada and the USA. The stream of Scottish immigration
which, in later years, flowed, not only over the county of Pictou, but to
much of the eastern part of the Province, Cape Breton, Prince Edward
Island, portions of New Brunswick, and even the Upper Provinces,
began with the voyage of the Hector.