So back to day two of our trip. There were bright blue skies just like the day before and we were thrilled. Once again we fired up the cook stove and had hot food. Scrambled eggs with pork sausage and bread with peanut butter and jam. We ate out on the picnic table on the dock and enjoyed the morning rays and having our morning Bible readings.
After the dishes were done and I was done wandering around the island taking photos of flowers in the morning light, we were off once again. This time we were headed for Stuart Island. You might recognize that name because we have camped there before. Sallad and Grace took us there with them last summer. Going back to Stuart island brought back so many good memories of that trip.
I think one of the things I miss about boat-camping is the fire. The cool thing is that just because we didn't have a fire this time, doesn't mean we can't in the future. At Sucia there are fire pits that do not belong to tent sites, they are for picnic use. Next time I would love to take some brats to roast and some marshmallows for dessert. One nice thing about having a cook stove on the boat, is that you won't get rained out and you don't smell like smoke. Not smelling like smoke is a good thing if you want to go to a nice restaurant out on the islands somewhere during your trip, or if you just want to stay clean longer.
We decided to go for a hike on Stuart Island. We hiked for a few miles and our destination was an old one room school house and teacherage that has been turned into a museum. Little did we know that school is still carried out on the island! We couldn't believe it. Below you will see photos of the old buildings as well as the new one room school house. We could hear the teacher talking and it was such a neat thing to think that these kids almost have a homeschool experience, even though it is a state run school. The teaching position is the only full-time public job on the island. A teacher's aide, custodian and lighthouse grounds keeper are part time positions on the island.
1872 Instructions to the Teachers
1. Teachers will fill lamps, clean chimneys and trim wicks each day.
2. Each teacher will bring a scuttle of coal and a bucket of water for the day's use.
3. Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs for the individual tastes of children.
4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.
5. After ten hours in the school the teacher should spend the remaining time reading the Bible and other good books.
6. Women teachers who marry or engage in other unseemly conduct will be dismissed.
7. Every teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intentions, integrity and honesty.
8. The teacher who performs his labors faithfully without fault for five years will be given in increase of 25 cents a week in his pay - providing the Board of Education approves.Rules for Teachers, 1915
1. You will not marry during the term on your contract.
2. You are not to keep company with men.
3. You must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless attending a school function.
4. You must not loiter downtown in any of the ice cream stores.
5. You may not travel beyond the city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board.
6. You may not ride in a carriage or an automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother.
7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
8. You may not dress in bright colors.
9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least two petticoats.
11. Your dresses may not be any shorter than two inches above the ankle.
-sweep the floor at least once daily
-scrub the floor at least once a week with hot, soapy water
-clean the blackboards at least once a day
-start the fire at 7 a.m. so the room will be warm by 8 a.m.