The Army Air Corps Alaska Flight support ship, "El Aquario," at Seward; Expedition train goes from Seward to Fairbanks.
Alaska USA Date:1934 Duration:2 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of Midnight Sun from bow of the U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska Flight support ship, El Aquario, underway in Alaskan waters. Mountains are seen as she proceeds through Resurrection Bay, towards Seward, Alaska. Views of the harbor at Seward, where several ships are seen. The El Aquario, seen at the dock in seward. The camera pans the pier, which contains rails for cargo handling. Another ship is docked behind the El Aquario.
Slopes in background are covered in evergreen trees. Railroad station and warehouses are seen. View from atop a railroad train, shows rail lines, bridge, buildings, a ship in the harbor, and mountain in background. Captain George Goddard, supply officer for the expedition, stands with another officer and points to chalk writing on an Alaska Railroad caboose car reading: "Capt. Goddard return back on." He and the other officer are then seen on rear platform of that car on a railroad train. Goddard lights a cigarette. View from that caboose platform as the train pulls out of the Seward train station. View from atop the caboose showing the last six cars, containing expedition supplies, preceded by other cars making up a long train. Views of snowy landscapes beside the tracks as the train proceeds. Picture of the Fairbanks railroad station as the train arrives.
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