Passengers visit Fort-de-France, during a cruise aboard a Hamburg-American Line steamship, SS New York, in the Caribbean.
Matinique Date:1931 Duration:3 min 31 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Hamburg-American ocean liner, SS New York visits the port of Fort-de-France, in the French Caribbean island of Martinique. Three Women passengers,in swimwear, lean against the ship's railing as other passengers sun themselves lying on deck chairs on the ship's deck. The Island of Martinique can be seen in the background. Another scene shows buildings in the town of Fort-de-France. Crew members lower a tender from the ship to carry passengers to the town. View from the tender underway with crew and passengers aboard, and the SS New York seen at anchor in the background. They pass a two-masted sail boat. View of local people carrying baskets of goods on the town pier. Fish and lobster in a basket. A woman carrying a keg and package on her head. Children walking along the pier with their mother. Local women buying and selling goods. Local people conversing in what the slate calls "a peculiar French patois." Two women and two girls (one holding a doll) conversing. The Fort-de-France Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Louis de Fort-de-France) built of wood except for its steel steeple. The park of La Savane, with statue of Josephine, Empress of France, wife of Napoleon,who was born in Martinique. Passengers returning to the SS New York,climb a gangway from their tender, as local boys in small boats wait nearby for the chance to dive for coins from the passengers aboard the ship.
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