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Frank Scott
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    Another case from Bill Bunting:
    “In 1905 Fred Taylor, of Montclair, New Jersey, a recent high school graduate, was treated by his parents to a voyage from New York to Fremantle aboard the splendid four-masted barque QUEEN MARGARET, of Glasgow. To circumvent regulations her exemplary master, Captain W. J. Scott, had Fred sign on as “ship’s navigator” and, possibly for his own amusement, appointed him “ship’s doctor,” to boot. Captain Scott regularly employed Fred to mark down the times of his sights, and instructed him in navigation, and before long Fred was working out longitudes.