We'll Send Ye Tae the Mars: The Story of Dundee's Legendary Training Ship
Anchored for many years on the River Tay, The Mars Training Ship became one of Dundee's most famous landmarks. In a time of desperate poverty in nineteenth-century Dundee, many children had to steal to survive and many ended up in prison until the idea of a training ship for homeless and destitute boys was born. It was an idea which also gained the handsome three-masted Mars a last-minute reprieve from the scrapyard.
In We'll Send Ye Tae the Mars, Gordon Douglas now tells the remarkable story of the life and times of the Mars, of the people who ran it and of the thousands of homeless and destitute boys from Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh who were taken away from a world of poverty, crime and disease to learn new skills and find a better life.
A fascinating insight into the history of Dundee.