"FREE CHINA" ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO - 1955 A Chinese junk, the "Free China" sails under the Golden Gate bridge and into harbor completing a four-month journey from Japan. A crew of 5 Chinese refugees from the communists and an American diplomat who crewed the vessel are all smiles on the dock.
Date: August 8, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:27:00, With Audio
"THE AMERICAN RACER" AUTOMATED FREIGHTER The freighter "The American Racer" arrives in New York to prepare for her Arriving in New York ready for her maiden voyage to Europe. The modern freighter is the nation's newest ship and the most automated ever built with controls that cuts the crew needed by 25 percent. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
'MOSQUITO FLEET' TRAINS IN SOUTH Winter quarters in Miami, FL for the Navy's new fleet of speedy torpedo craft provide sun and fair weather for try-out maneuvers in the Atlantic. It's a thrill as the 70 M.P.H. ships hit high speed.
1,500 DIE IN MEXICO'S WORST STORM DISASTER A hurricane and floods batter central Mexico, causing havoc from the Pacific coast where numerous ships including an 1,800 ton freighter are swamped to far inland where whole villages are wiped out by earth slides. With the death toll near 1,500 and still mounting, the grim decision is made to abandon the search for bodies, as Mexico concentrates all its resources on relief for the stricken areas. Aid packages include boxes of serum to treat stings from scorpions unearthed by the storm. NOTE: SOUND A LITTLE HOT BUT WILL BE CORRECTED ON MASTER ORDERS
18,000 COLONISTS OFF TO AFRICA One of the greatest mass migrations in history. Thousands of people from Italy sail aboard a fleet of ships for Libya, North Africa, to help settle the desert-like colony.
Date: November 13, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, No Audio
1962 CHICAGO LAKEFRONT - HD Vintage scenes of Chicago include autos whizzing down Lakeshore Drive, a view of the city skyline from the water, Buckingham Fountain, and sailboats skimming harbor waters. Note: Transferred from film to HD. 16x9 and 1080x1920 available in all HD & SD formats.
Date: 1962 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:23:00, No Audio
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