Views of various projects depicting man's creative engineering skills across the United States, including: The Indian Serpent Mounts, Ohio; Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Headquarters, Connecticut; Mackinac Bridge, Michigan; Green Bank Radio Astronomy Antenna, West Virginia; Tanker "Manhattan" in the Northwest Passage; Chicago's Marina Towers, Illinois; NASA launch complex 39, Florida with a rocket in place; Watts tower, California; John Hancock Building, Illinois; Washington Monument; Dworshak Dam while under construction, Idaho; Newport Bridge, Rhode Island; U.S. Steel building, Pennsylvania; Mt. Glory Arch Bridge under construction in Wyoming; Johnson Wax Headquarters building, Wisconsin; Boeing 747 Factory Building Complex, Seattle Washington; A model of the proposed New Orleans Super Dome in Louisiana; Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel; Dulles International Airport, Virginia; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minnesota; Westinghouse Headquarters building, Pennsylvania; Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico; Gulf Life Tower, Florida; Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wisconsin; a paddle style River boat on the Ohio River; an artist depiction of the under construction Mobile River Highway Tunnel, Alabama; the Westinghouse Desalinization Plant, Florida; Model of master plan for the city of Gary, Indiana; Gulf Oil's "Big Brutus" crane at work on a dig site (The 160-foot tall coal shovel known as the 1850-B was designed and built by Bucyrus-Erie in Hallowell Kansas, for the Pittsburg & Midway, or P&M Coal Mining Company. It is the only one of its kind ever built. The mining company was purchased by Gulf Oil in 1963, and subsequently went under The Chevron Mining umbrella); Knights of Columbus headquarters building, Connecticut.
Underwater Research bell at Newport shipyard in Newport. Workers on deck handle hoses and lines. Two personnel converse with each other standing in front of Research Bell. The bell lifted by sling. Research bell lowered two blocks from where it was hoisted. Men work around the bell. Raymond Edwards opens the hatch door and enters inside. He does final check up of all equipment. Small tug toes bell on a barge en route to M-2 Buoy off Jamestown Island in Narragansett Bay. Barge with Research Bell aboard towed out to M-2 Buoy.
Underwater Research bell at Newport shipyard in Newport. Research bell painted in yellow on deck aboard barge. Rounded end of the research bell. Workers handle cables on deck. Two civilians converse on barge deck. Man stands next to Research bell. 'International Underwater Research Corporation' written on Research bell.
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.
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.
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.