Buildings in Newport, Rhode Island. A rocky shore and a driveway. Large buildings in a business district. Automobiles on a street. Pedestrians milling about on the street. A bunting draped house. Exteriors of a church and an inn. A streetcar moves on a road. A horse drawn carriage and numerous cars on a street. Exteriors of a mansion as traffic moves past it.
A yachting competition off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Several American yachts in water competing during the preliminary trials of the American Cup. The yachts moving on the water. A British yacht among the yachts. Men on the yachts.
Yachts being given final cleaning and checks before the America's cup race, in Newport, Rhode island. In opening scene, the racing yacht, Intrepid, is seen up on blocks, and surrounded by scaffolding, in a boatyard. "Intrepid New York" is inscribed on her stern. Several men stand nearby. Next, the Australian entry, "Dame Pattie," is also seen out of water, as her crew hoses down and cleans her hull. Change of scene shows others of her crew washing her sails with a hose and long-handles brushes, in a pool, at Vernon Court, which is serving as their headquarters during the event.
Rigid airship USS Los Angeles moored to a mast of a ship in Newport, Rhode Island. USS Los Angeles moving slowly into position for mooring above the USS Patoka. She maneuvers into position and is moored to the mast of the USS Patoka. The back of the airship. 'US Navy' written on the side of the Los Angeles. Small boats pass in the water. The nose of the airship moored to the mast.
Officer and sailors on board Navy torpedo boat, "Morris", in waters of Newport, Rhode Island. Sailors on the Navy torpedo boat "Morris"place large Whitehead torpedo into launching tube on deck. They fire the torpedo and it launches into the water in a cloud of smoke and speeds away leaving a foamy wake. Sailors then rotate the torpedo tube back along the gunwale.
Scenes from the wedding of John Jacob Astor VI to Ellen Tuck French at the Trinity Church in Newport, Rhode Island. People gather in large number at the ceremony. The married couples pose for the crowd.