The Hector: Canada’s Mayflower News

Voyage of the Hector – The Birth of Nova Scotia

An historic voyage began from Loch Broom on the west coast of Scotland in July 1773, when 189 Highland Scots set sail for Pictou –  a province of today’s Nova Scotia in Canada. Their ship was the “The Hector”, a Dutch “fluyt” that was a trading vessel well over twenty years old and only barely up…Read more