Animated pictures of a proposed bridge from Alaska to Siberia, over the Bering Sea, linking the U.S. with Russia. Interview with Dr. T.Y. Lin (Tung-Yen Lin) of the University of California, Berkeley, as he describes his Intercontinental Peace Bridge proposal. Narration by Lee Marvin.
Commissioner Henry O' Malley's inspection trip to Alaska in 1929. The last of an old sailing fleet in Bristol Bay. Steamship at anchor off Johnson Hill, Bristol Bay waiting for salmon pack. Old raider Eitel Frederick is turned into a cannery ship. A cod schooner in the Bering Sea. United States Coast Guard Cutter Haida in the Bering Sea.
Commissioner Henry O' Malley's inspection trip to Alaska in 1929. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Haida in the Bering Sea. Doctor Cramton on the deck of the cutter. He inspects life preservers with few other men. Dr. Cramton tries to interpret wigwagging being sent to Haida. Doctor Cramton with other men on a shore.
People gather at the California coast. The Grey Whale makes its annual migration from the Bering sea to the breeding grounds off lower California. People in observation boats as they watch the activities of the whale through binoculars.
Commissioner Henry O' Malley's inspection trip to Alaska in 1929. A tally scow receives fish from a sailboat in Bristol Bay. A flat scow numbered 2 behind the tally scow. Men on the tally scow. A boat with two men moves away leaving a trail in the sea. Fisheries patrol boat No.7 in the Bering Sea. A man on the deck. A cannery and a dock. A man on the patrol boat with the U.S. flag. Cannery buildings along the sea coast.
The Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. A map shows the Aleutian Islands situated in the North Pacific Ocean forming the southern boundary of the Bering Sea. Volcanoes in the Aleutian Islands. The rocky coast of the island. A man stands on an ice covered ship. A boat carries some people. An aircraft lands on sea. A ship in the rough seas. In 1942: Animated map depicts Japanese invasion of Midway Island and Dutch Harbor and U.S. response to the attack. An aircraft takes off. U.S. Army officers who participated in the Battle of Dutch Harbor include Lieutenants Charles H. Briggs, Jack Todd, Jep C, Jonson, James E. Breeding, Virgil Alleman and Jack S. Marks. Active volcanoes in the background. Army camps in the Aleutian Islands.