Just published book which tells the story of 6,500 boys who were, destitute, begging, convicted of petty crimes or sometimes merely skipping school. Between 1869 and 1929 The Mars Training Ship was moored on the River Tay at Dundee Scotland. This is a great read for anyone interested in social history and genealogy.Amazing photographs and entertaining writing. General Ulysses Grant visited the ship on his Scottish visit.The sister website Sons of the Mars has a searchable database, forum , photograph plus more information on Dundee. Featured on BBC's site.