Merchant Marines work on ship and dramatization of Clipper ships sailing during the California Gold Rush of 1849 in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:3 min 1 sec Sound:Yes
The legislative and maritime history of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Group of men gathered at a stream bed digging and panning for gold. Dramatization of a sailing ship leaving dock as gathered crowd of men, women, and children wave goodbye from dock during mid 1800's Gold Rush. Merchant Marine sailing ships underway at sea. Men working on a clipper ship. Views of tall sailing clipper ships at full sail and in storms with dramatization of crews battling to stay afloat during storm. Clipper ships round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush of 1849 (dramatized). Fulton's steamship, the North River Steamboat, or Clermont, sails up the Hudson River. Smoke from the stacks of the steam ship. View of a steamship overtaking a sailing vessel at sea, as narrator describes the demise of the tall sailing ships after the arrival of the steamship.
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