The Place: Pictou
The Treasure: Northumberland Fisheries Museum
We headed up to Pictou to get a peek at the Hector under repair and do a little walking around – in 30c weather… more with humidity. Walking past the Hector Quay we spotted the Northumberland Fisheries Museum and agreed we’d go in. Had nothing to do with the “we have AC” on the sign!
Inside we were greeted by a friendly staff member who explained the various lobsters in the tank; a rare blue, an albino, and two calico. In separate tanks they also had a 10 pound lobster, and in another a pregnant lobster. The 10 pound one had to be in a separate tank because it would bully the other lobsters, while the pregnant lobster had to be kept separate because the female lobster can be quite aggressive.
The museum has a wide variety of tools of the trade on display:
As well as boats, both model and full size:
An example of a traditional fisherman’s bunkhouse:
Northumberland Fisheries Museum is a stone’s throw from Hector Heritage Quay and should be included in any visit to Pictou!