Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Welcome Aboard for the 2014 Season at the Quay!

This blog will be updated regularly as a means of keeping everyone near and far updated on what is happening with the Ship Hector, the first direct voyage carrying Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia which just so happened to land in Pictou!

Whether you are an intrigued tourist, curious local, or have randomly happened upon this page. The Hector Heritage Quay has something for you this summer. We have a blacksmith shop, a highly active carpentry shop and we even have a carving and rigging shop where you may spot our carver, working on some of the pieces for the ship!

I'm not sure if you are aware but last summer we removed all of the rigging for maintenance that must be kept up. So it is our mission this summer to restore Hector to his fullest glory.

The first part of the masts have already been stepped and there are many many activities going on to ensure Ship Hector will be here for a long time yet. It's a great summer to come visit an active shipyard!

Just ask Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall who stopped by before the season opened!

Or if you are from the United States you could ask the American Ambassador Bruce Heyman who also stopped in on opening week!

It's going to be an exciting season at the Quay be sure to follow along!

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