Hector, The: Canada's Mayflower


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Subjects: Canadian History, Canadian Studies, History, Immigration

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: BBC
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 50 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2017
Available in French: No

Travel back in time and out to sea with The Hector – one of the first ships to transport passengers from Scotland to Canada in a voyage that would shape the future of North America.
 
In September 1773, a bruised and battered three-masted ship, The Hector, docked in Nova Scotia. The 11-week voyage had not been easy – but it would inspire a swell  of mass immigration from Scotland to Canada that would change North America forever. This is the story of that gruelling first journey across the Atlantic and the immigrants’ struggles to build new lives in a foreign and hostile landscape.
 
Presenter Neil Oliver uses passenger diaries, archived maps and ship logs to reconstruct this historic voyage, during which gale force winds blew the ship off-course, provisions ran dangerously low and dysentery killed 18 passengers. Oliver explores the lives of the ship’s most prominent passengers. How did these Scottish immigrants establish new lives in the backwoods of Nova Scotia and transform an overgrown wilderness into a prosperous nation?
 
This exclusive documentary also steps on board a life-size replica of The Hector, which has been meticulously restored to its former glory, and meets descendants of the original passengers.

NOTE:  This title is also known as:  The Hector:  From Scotland to Nova Scotia