This from roving reporter Will Lorion, Bates School student:
Hi, my name is Will. I am eight years old and I go to Bates. I am part of Cub Scouts Pack 185. Our Pack slept on a the battleship U.S.S. Massachusetts in Fall River this weekend. There were 72 kids and Dads that went. We slept on the same cots that the sailors slept on. It wasn’t that comfortable, but it was a lot of fun. Some of other interesting things were the ship’s brig, the barbershop, cobbler, machine shop, bakery, the wardroom, and even an ice cream fountain on board. There were also lots of displays about other U.S. Navy ships like the U.S.S. Arizona and U.S.S. Missouri.
We also met retired Petty Officer Armand Vigeant who served on the Battleship for four years during World World II. He’s the 94 year old guy in the picture with us in front of the awards.
I hope we go back again.