STEAMER JOURNEY

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • ELDER, John C

Series:

  • Junior activity films

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: STEAMER JOURNEY

Reference number: 1540

Date: 1950c

Sponsor: GB Instructional Limited

Production company: Junior Activity Films

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.32 mins

Description: A boy and his uncle go sailing among Scottish islands on cargo and passenger coastal ships.

Credits: p. John C. Elder
Junior Educational Adventures

Shotlist: Credits (.22); Uncle and I went for a sail on a little coasting steamer. Shots turbine steamer "Loch Earn" pulling away from unidentified pier. Long shot as steamer disappears round headland (.54); As we know the Captain we were allowed on the bridge and I was shown the Engine Telegraph. Shots as Captain explains equipment to youngster (1.13); And in the wheelhouse I saw the compass and steering gear. Shots of same (1.33); Thanking the Captain we went on to the boat deck and watched the seabirds. Shots of deck and seagulls (2.22); At our first calling place, mail, cargo and passengers came on board. Gvs loading cargo. Close-up of loading gear. Car is taken on board by means of ramp and shots as passengers embark (3.33); Shots of Oban as steamer pulls out of the bay (3.51); Gvs on deck, sailing past lighthouse (4.20); In a sheltered bay passengers and cargo were landed by ferry as there was no suitable pier. Cargo is landed by small boat and shots of passengers scrambling into ferry to be taken to pier (5.53); At our next port there was a pier and mail was landed and a car was driven ashore. Mail sacks landed, car driven down ramp onto pier (6.24); Sailing close past rocks the ship made for the open sea. Gvs rocky shore, possible shot of Fingal's Cave? (6.58); I tried on a lifebelt. Shots of small boy putting on life jacket (7.33); Shots as steamer approaches west coast pier (8.00); The largest piece of cargo to be lifted ashore at the next pier was a car. Shots as car is swung ashore on a cradle (8.41) Homewards. Shots astern. Profile of steamer "Loch Earn" and shots as it ties up at pier [as seen in opening shot] (9.20); ecs (9.32)