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Waverley Scotland Genuine Tartan Cloth Commonplace Notebooks – The Ship Hector (large)

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The Ship Hector Tartan Cloth Notebook Large size with 192 pages, Hardback notebook


  • This Waverley Tartan Hector Tartan Commonplace Notebook celebrates the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Hector in Nova Scotia. The Hector brought the first settlers from Scotland (Greenock and Loch Broom) to Nova Scotia, Canada.



  • Contains a free 32-page book about The Hector with the amazing and arduous story of the 1773 voyage of The Ship Hector.
  • This commemorative notebook bound in authentic British tartan cloth woven for The Hector has an elastic closure, ribbon marker, eight perforated end leaves, and expandable inner note holder. 192 pages, left hand side blank, right hand side lined with 80 gsm paper. Paper suitable for ink, biro and pencil. In the Waverley Scotland range of notebooks of over 80 styles across 40 clan and 20 themed tartans.
  • Details of the tartan are given inside the notebook.
  • The boat carried 189 people. Arrived after 11-week voyage in Pictou, Nova Scotia in September 15, 1773. 250 years ago.
  • Pictou was a small landing point, and people found forest instead of the promised farmland. Many died within months of arrival; some migrated into Nova Scotia, while many more travelled on across Canada (Canada was not formed until 1867).



  • The Scots were not forced to leave Scotland but soaring rents imposed by Government landlords made people poor and consider emigration to new lands.
  • The settlers were warmly welcomed by those in Canada and with the Hector passengers, it can be said the effective settlement of Nova Scotia began.



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.

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