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1904 Excerpt: ...Messrs. D. Nicliul (ox p.t.), and A. Hamilton (ex
p.t.). left 17th April. 1903, and 11th November, 19. '2, re
Sactively. Mr. A. ocdonald (ex pt.), was appointed 1st January.
llKi3, and Mr. James Gardiner (ex p.t.), 27th April. 1903. Master
of the "Selene." Mr. W. Robertson. The fine old ship was found in
excellent condition, all the docks sweet and clean, and the rigging
looking smart, though it is probable that some of the spars and
masts may be post duty. Tue arrangements on board are excellent,
with one exception, viz., the hick of suitable desks on ihe
school-deck. The steam launch has provided a great boon duringan
exceptionally rough winter, which sorely tried the ship's boats.
Drawing is taught on the. school-deck, and i- good considering
difficulties. The arrangements for: nautical instruction continue
as before. The boys gain practical experience in keeping the shin
and rigging in good order, while the seniors have the additional
advantage of cruising in the " Selene" during the summer. Last year
112 boys (56 at a time) had two months of this experience. The
boots and clothes tontinue to be made (and well-made) on board. The
brass and reed and bagpipe bands are excellent, and must be the
result of real.earnest work. The steam launch has provided an
additional opportunity for giving boys useful experience. As
regards disposal to sea and the services, the figures are still
remarkably good. With spacious decks, and a commodious hold, the
ship is almost as well off as a shore school. The drills and
exercises are good, and well thought out. Swimming is made a
special feature of, and regarded, as it should be, of the first
importance. Rowing has always been considered of great importance
too, and this last winter none but welltrai...
|Country of origin:
Great Britain Reformatory Dept
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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