88224 1940s SILENT FILM GREAT LAKES ORE CARRIERS, PASSENGER STEAMERS & CARGO SHIPS

This silent educational film from the 1940s shows views of shipping and transport on the Great Lakes. The film starts with a map showing Lake Superior in the west, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie in the middle, and Lake Ontario in the East. Along the way it shows the industry arrayed around the lakes, including steel mills and factories. At 1:37 a passenger steamer (possibly SS Keewatin or sister ship SS Assiniboia ) is shown. A Great Lakes ore carrier the William G. Clyde is seen at 1:50. At 2:14 are more views of the passenger ship. At 2:30 Canadian grain is loaded on to a cargo vessel. At 3:00 welders are shown at work. At 3:36 Port William and Port Arthur are shown on a map and at 3:49 vast booms of logs are seen on the lake. They are manipulated by men with poles and moved onto a conveyer belt (4:16) to be debarked and stacked in a huge pile (4:46). At 5:10 a crane moves wheat into a ship. At 6:10 Great Lakes Paper Co. raw paper / newsprint is shown destined for use in newspapers around the United States. At 6:35 Winnipeg is shown on a map at Sault Ste-Marie. At 6:51 wheat is shown being harvested on a farm. At 7:01 a Midland & Pacific Railroad grain storage facility is shown. At 7:09 a steam locomotive hauls cargo into a freight yard and then to a dock. At 7:30 a dockside locomotive pushes cargo. At 7:42 box cars are tilted on a special hydraulic ramp to empty their contents. At 8:13 another Great Lakes ship is shown being loaded with grain (8:26). At 9:09 the hatch is battened down. At 9:17 the Canadian National ship leaves on its journey. At 10:10 Great Lakes ships are seen in heavy fog. At 10:25 a Ford owned ship blows its foghorn.

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