1920 Monday, September 6th.

Dundee Advertiser


Mars Boys take off passengers in rowing boats…

Passengers by the Tay Ferry steamer Fifeshire had last night what will no doubt be regarded by many of them as one of the most exciting experiences of their lives.

    When the vessel was about mid-stream it completely broke down owing to engine trouble, and drifted helplessly up the river until brought to anchor.

    No steam vessel from Dundee Harbour was able to render assistance for about a couple of hours, and meanwhile the bulk of the passengers were taken off and brought safely ashore by rowing boats manned by boys from the Training Ship Mars, assisted by a motor boat.

     Ultimately the Fifeshire was towed into Dundee by the tug Tynedale, and the service for the rest of the evening was taken up by the tug Gilroy.