Ships from the Age of Sail and Steam

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Search result for ship name: Hector
Hector: Three-masted Bootschip (Dutch) or Boatship (English); Length (LOA): 110 ft, Length on deck: 85 ft; Beam: 22 ft; 200 tons burthen; Netherlands; ~1750

Hector was a three-masted bootschip (boatship), a natural 18th century evolution from the 17th century Fluyt. Built around 1750, Hector took Scottish emigrants to Boston and Nova Scotia in the 1770's, her 1773 voyage to Pictou, Nova Scotia probably the best known.

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