An oil abatement experiment aboard USS Compton (DD-705) off the shore of Newport, Rhode Island. A small civilian tanker laying oil on the surface of water for the experiment resulting in an oil slick on the surface of water. Officers and men on the deck of USS Compton. A United States Coast Guard (USCG) H-52 Seaguard helicopter hovers over the water in the background. Crewmen walk back and forth in the foreground carrying bags of an oil abatement product. The H-52 hovers close over USS Compton. A bag of the product is handed over to a man on the deck. The man walks off. A USCG patrol boat in the open sea. Oil slick on the surface of water off the side of the destroyer. A man stands looking down over a side in the foreground. The product being dumped over the side from the bags. Grayish powder on the surface of water. Empty bags float on the surface of water. A weather deck passageway. An officer runs down the passageway. Smoke over water on the starboard side of the ship. A fire burns off the starboard bow. Black smoke rises. Men on the weather deck. The smoke fills the area in the background. Men rush with a fire hose. A fire burning on the surface of water. Smoke rises from the fire. The H-52 circles to photograph the fire. It hovers some distance from the fire. A little bit of smoke drifts from the fire as it stops burning. The smoke hangs over the surface of water after the fire has burned out.
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.
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt's J-class yacht Ranger wins America's Cup in Newport, Rhode Island. Yachts sail in water during the race. Ranger underway. Crew members on the Ranger during the race. A woman and a man on a yacht. The woman looks through binoculars. A man smokes a cigar. Aerial view of the yacht sailing. Ranger wins the race by defeating Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith's Endeavour II by 4-0. The crew of the Ranger poses.
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.