Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada (II)

JULY 2009 – The replica of the historic three mast bark ‘Hector’ has been tied at the Hector Heritage Quai in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

“Finally! Canada.” – This is what the early settlers in Nova Scotia must have been thinking when they arrived 250 years ago (on the 15rd of September, 1773, to be precise) at the shores of Pictou in Nova Scotia in Canada. The group of 189 passengers had spent eleven weeks on the ship to get to their unknown destination and start a new life.

In the Hector Heritage Quay Interpretive Centre in Pictou you get the chance to understand the circumstances and risks of the trip, and you will be able to see and visit the Hector. Back in 2009 it was tied to the pier next to the interpretive center, but it needed further work. And so, a number of volunteers made a real effort to fully restore the ship in the recent years.

The result will be unveiled on September 15, 2023 in Pictou when the Hector will be fully restored and rigged for this national historic milestone event. Real all about it on the official homepage of the restoration group.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time01-JUL-2009, 15:21
LocationPictou, Nova Scotia
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/1600 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2912 x 3333 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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