Seamen's Orphans on Holiday

At sea in boats, August 1913

Seamen's Orphans on Holiday
A Visit to the Isle of Wight

Children from the Seamen's Orphanage at Southampton who are enjoying a Summer Holiday at Ryde, Isle of Wight

Among them are many youngsters whose fathers went down with the "Titanic." The port, it will be remembered, was a town of grief and sorrow after the disaster, as it was the home of the great majority of the crew. The little paddle-boats are propelled about the canoe lake by pedals which the boys work themselves. Surely no boys could imagine a more attractive form of boat than these little paddle-craft.

(The Sphere, August 30, 1913)


Senan Molony - The Sphere


Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Seamen's Orphans on Holiday (Sphere, Saturday 30th August 1913, ref: #3154, published 6 July 2004, generated 7th July 2020 04:11:20 PM); URL :