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Catalog Number 1964.122.001
Object Name Film, Motion Picture
Scope & Content Silent black and white 8mm film containing footage of the Sea Scouts of Detroit training schooner OLIVER H. PERRY (previously and later known as the J.T. WING) being towed through the Soo Locks, and of a family on board a freighter.

The reel opens with a brief shot of a car parked beside some tree stumps. Then, the PERRY is shown being pulled through the Davis Lock by a tugboat. People are visible on board and in the ship's rigging, while spectators watch from the platforms between the locks in the foreground. In the reel's final shots, the deck of a freighter is the setting for a family walking toward the camera, then boys from that group roughhousing. Two smokestacks are visible on the shore in the background.

The film is on three-inch black metal Eastman-Kodak reel with residue from where a label once was on one side.
Date c. 1940
Year Range from 1938
Year Range to 1946
Extent of Description 00:01:05
Collection Maritime
Search Terms Soo Locks
Davis Lock
J.T. WING
OLIVER H. PERRY
Sea Scouts of Detroit
Freighters
Video