Views from camera passing over production line of Eagle submarine chaser boats being constructed at the Ford Rouge River plant, in Dearborn, Michigan, during World War 1. Workmen clamber all over the hulls, using tall ladders and scaffolding to reach the upper parts. Scene shifts to the Rouge River slip at the plant, where an Eagle boat sits on the ways, with numerous supports beneath her hull. An American flag flies from her stern, and she appears nearly ready to be launched. (Note: The Rouge River Plant was completed just in time for Ford to start building these subchasers for the U.S. Navy in World War 1. In fact, these boats were the first products of the Rouge River Plant -- before any automobiles were produced there.)
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