Passengers arrive at Pier 54 in New York City and go aboard the RMS Lusitania passenger ship, during World War 1. Passenger Robert James Timmis is seen at 1:01 into the clip on the left side of frame wearing a flat topped hat. Timmis survived the sinking even after giving up his own life vest. Charles Plamondon and his wife Mary Plamondon, of Chicago, are seen exiting a taxi. The Lusitania's flag is raised. Passengers, including author Elbert Hubbard, pose at the ship's rail. Views of passengers on the decks as the ship readies for departure. Tugs maneuver the Lusitania ocean liner into the channel, bound for Liverpool. The Lusitania was sunk 6 days later, on May 7, 1915, by a torpedo from a German U-Boat.
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