Harold Vanderbilt takes an early lead and maintains the lead in a swift race in Glen Cove, New York. Enterprise boats sailed in water. Motor boats goes along sail boats.
Speed boat racing at New Smyrna Beach in Volusian Country, Florida. Different views of boats racing and spectators cheering. Walter Widegren of Glen Cove, New York wins the race. Trophy presented to the winner.
United States Fire fighters host Junior firemen in an outing at the amusement park area of Harry Altman's Glen Park Casino and Amusement Park, in Williamsville, New York, 12 miles Northeast of Buffalo. Men, women and children walking in Glen Park. A man climbs a ladder and performs acrobats. People gathered to watch the stunt. Children eat candy floss and take rides in various attractions of the park.
Clear aerial views of midtown and lower Manhattan, New York City 1930, but with smoke coming from Hudson River pier of New York Harbor where the North German Lloyd liner Munchen (sometimes Muenchen or München) is seen on fire, shortly after docking in New York after the voyage from Bremen, Germany. Ship emits smoke and fire at the pier. Firefighters spray water to extinguish fire. Views of the piers and slips and dock areas on the Hudson River at New York City and close up views of the firefighters battling the blaze on the Muenchen. The ship subsequently sank at dock. She was raised later in 1930, repaired in dry dock, and returned to service under the new name SS General von Steuben. The ship was sunk in 1945 by the S-13 submarine of the Soviet Union.
A Trans Atlantic flight from England to United States. An aircraft piloted by Beryl Markham in flight crashes while landing in Baleine Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada. Tilted aircraft with its nose stuck up in the earth. People turn the plane on its wheels and rotate the propellers. A large number of people gather at the Floyd Bennett field in New York to welcome Beryl Markham after her Trans Atlantic flight. Plane lands at the field and people greet the pilot. Cameramen record the arrival and the warm reception of Markham. Mrs Markham during an interview talks about her future plans.
Exterior view of Pan American Union Building in Washington DC, with a 1930s Packard four door sedan-limousine parked in front. A man entering the building. Jefferson Caffery, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, seated in an office and reviewing paperwork. Narrator describes the creation of the Good Neighbor Fleet (where Moore-McCormack Lines, also called Mooremack, was contracted to run three ocean liners of the U.S. Maritime Commission between the USA and South America, called the Good Neighbor Fleet.) Close up picture of brochure advertising the new fleet, and picturing the three ships (The California, Virginia and Pennsylvania from the former Panama Pacific Line, with new names Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.) Next scene shows 3 men meeting (this is possibly Moore-McCormack Lines founder Albert V. Moore, on right, seated at a table and in discussion, possibly with U.S. Maritime officials. Man on left is possibly Emmet McCormack.) Passengers aboard liner SS Brazil as it departs port. Crowd on docks wave at the ship leaving New York harbor. View from on board SS Brazil in New York Harbor as a nearby tug boat sprays water. Skyline and skyscrapers of New York City's Manhattan Island seen in background. Map of South America showing route of a Good Neighbor ship. Good Neighbor Fleet ships at a harbor in South America. U.S. State Department diplomats in South America beside one of the ships as fleet service is inaugurated. Exterior view of Pan American Union building and its sign in Washington DC (later called the building of the Organization of American States). President Ortiz of Argentina, President Alfredo Baldomir of Uruguay, and President Vargas of Brazil are shown in discussion with various officials.