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'What the Mayflower was to Massachusetts in 1620 the Hector was to Pictou County in 1773. The first Scottish emigrant ship to Nova Scotia, a trickle of less than 200 men, women and children, ultimately becaume the torrent that made Nova Scotia truly and forever New Scotland' - Atlantic Insight --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Donald MacKay has had a forty-year career as journalist, broadcaster and author. Born and educated in Nova Scotia, he was a wartime merchant seaman, reporter for Canadian Press, covered stories in a dozen countries for United Press International, was chief European correspondent for UPI Broadcast Services in London, and general manager of UPI in Canada for five years before turning to writing books.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding picture of Nova Scotia pioneers 17 Dec. 1997
By T. MacKay - Published on Amazon.com
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The tool for guiding the reader through early life in Nova Scotia. Vivid descriptions of characters, climate, topography, and tribulations. If you are researching the voyage of the "Ship Hector", you must obtain this book.

Genealogists dream, if working in 1700-1900's Nova Scotia.

Well written, easily read, complete. The research displayed and the history revealed priceless. Bibliography provides additional tools, not easily located.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A great starting point! 28 Sept. 2009
By Mary M. Haskell - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a genealogist of many years and have had some difficulty tracing my scot ancestors that arrived in Nova Scotia. Mr. MacKay's book has been a door to helping me find what I need.
Great read! 8 Jan. 2015
By msmesq - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book - great story! This is so well written that it reads like a novel. Though I've read reams about the Scottish migration to the new world in the 18th & 19th centuries, nothing that I've read has given such a clear picture of what life in Scotland was really like for the Highlanders. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in either their Scottish ancestry/history [for this applies to the majority of Scots during the time period covered], or the history of Nova Scotia, with a particular focus on Pictou County.
a real informative on the hardships and near criminal deceits imposed upon an already broken people forced out of their country. 22 April 2014
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The book begins with a Thorough description of a would be ex-jacobites highlanders Scotts Comunity being destroyed by the British, the winners of the deciding Battle of Culladen. It then describe the immigrants recruiting phase and the resultant embarkation,based on promises which were later exposed as falsehoods however unfortunately, the resulting situation although not accepted well, could not be rectified. Yet, the pilgrims, as they were, surmount the problems in major ways. They go on to becoming a going concern society in the Province of Nova Scotia. The Pictou county is formed up as a most effective part,harbouring unusually well educated persons, producing a comparative large number of scientific professions members in the Provincial Community including Senior Politicians.This is a rare description of the Maritime people of Pictou County. A people who has surmounted unusual problems of survival where the lack of food, housing, tools, and transportation has been a way of life, mostly in hostile climates, wherever they were forced to reside.. This book very cleverly describes the Hector brig people lives before and after they arrived in Canada. They evidently met with and admiringly controlled Everest size problems
Five Stars 2 Nov. 2014
By Virginia Benedict - Published on Amazon.com
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Love history, looking forward to reading it.
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