Men work for the construction of western railroad lines in the United States and affect of railroad growth on Merchant Marines.
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:2 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
The legislative and maritime history of the U.S. Merchant Marines. Western railroad lines under construction in the United States. Groups of men driving in railroad ties for western railroad expansion. Horse drawn wagons carry equipment for railroad construction. Men work constructing railroads. A gusher oil well spraying oil. View of a port area with many idle tall sailing ships and merchant vessels docked in the harbor, seemingly replaced by railroads as chief method of transporting goods. Close up of a masthead of a woman on one of the sailing ships. Reduction in the number of ships because of inadequate financial assistance by the government. Actor portrayal of ironclad ship ramming a wooden tall sailing ship during Civil War. U.S. military forces unload foreign-bought ships during Spanish American War of 1898. They unload supplies and bring them ashore. View of paddle wheel steam ship named "City of Memphis" steaming on Mississippi River. Smoke from the stacks of the ship. Tug boats push massive freight loads along a waterway in the United States. Men on the deck of a ship that is cutting through ice during spring thaw on the Great Lakes. Ship passing through lock of a domestic U.S. canal. View from inside the wheel house a large domestic waterway ship in the United States.
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