The Sad but true story of the Boys from Scotland that Stowed day on a Ship sailing from Greenock bound for Quebec is Latest Scottish Story is well worth a readThe ‘Arran’ was a wooden trading vessel commanded by a Captain Robert Watt.  When it left Greenock on 7 April 1868 it was carrying a cargo of coal and oakum for Quebec.  Two stowaways had already been discovered and removed from the ship during a routine search while it was still in the Firth but when it was out at sea and beyond recall a further 7 stowaways emerged from various hiding placesthis is the Story of the Boys on the Ice and the Stowaway to Death"