Format Film, Video
Dates 1903
Location New York
Language English
Subjects Boats and Boating
Gunboats
Harbor Police
New York
New York (State)
Pirates
Police Patrol
Police Training
Specialized Units
Watercraft Police
Title
New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /
Other Title
N.Y. Harbor Police boat "Patrol" capturing pirates
Description
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32027. Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps. Camera, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter. Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: Upper New York Bay. This was probably filmed in the southern part of the Upper New York Bay looking towards the Narrows, with Fort Lafayette partly visible in the far background. The subject is a simulated capture by the police gunboat "Patrol" of three "pirates" in a rowboat. Puffs of smoke appear as the gunboat fires several rounds from the bow cannon, which can be clearly seen later in a side view of the boat [Frame: 3642]. The "Patrol" was a steel, twin screw, 135 foot, 118 ton police boat, built in 1893 at Sparrow's Point, Maryland. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: NEW YORK HARBOR POLICE BOAT "PATROL" CAPTURING PIRATES. The "Patrol" is seen chasing a row-boat containing river pirates. The pirates are pulling at the oars with all their strength, but a few shots from the Police Boat weaken their nerves and they give up. When the "Patrol" comes up near them, it lowers a dory and a number of policemen make the capture. As the pirates are landed on the Police Boat a fierce fight takes place between them and the police, but the latter overcome the offenders and land them safely on the boat. Code word Uramyies [code for telegraphic orders]. Length 125 feet. Class B. $15.00. The Library of Congress copy of this film was deposited prior to editing and may not contain all of the scenes described in the Edison catalog summary. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. paper pos; Received: 5/20/03; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection. dupe neg; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection. ref print; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection. paper pos. 1 roll (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Harbor police--New York (State)--New York
-  Watercraft police--New York (State)--New York
-  Gunboats--New York (State)--New York
-  Police patrol--Specialized units.--New York (State)--New York
-  Pirates--New York (State)--New York
-  Boats and boating--New York (State)--New York
-  Police training--New York (State)--New York
Notes
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20May1903; H32027.
-  Duration: 2:09 at 15 fps.
-  Camera, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Photographed May 10, 1903. Location: Upper New York Bay.
-  This was probably filmed in the southern part of the Upper New York Bay looking towards the Narrows, with Fort Lafayette partly visible in the far background. The subject is a simulated capture by the police gunboat "Patrol" of three "pirates" in a rowboat. Puffs of smoke appear as the gunboat fires several rounds from the bow cannon, which can be clearly seen later in a side view of the boat [Frame: 3642]. The "Patrol" was a steel, twin screw, 135 foot, 118 ton police boat, built in 1893 at Sparrow's Point, Maryland.
-  From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: NEW YORK HARBOR POLICE BOAT "PATROL" CAPTURING PIRATES. The "Patrol" is seen chasing a row-boat containing river pirates. The pirates are pulling at the oars with all their strength, but a few shots from the Police Boat weaken their nerves and they give up. When the "Patrol" comes up near them, it lowers a dory and a number of policemen make the capture. As the pirates are landed on the Police Boat a fierce fight takes place between them and the police, but the latter overcome the offenders and land them safely on the boat. Code word Uramyies [code for telegraphic orders]. Length 125 feet. Class B. $15.00.
-  The Library of Congress copy of this film was deposited prior to editing and may not contain all of the scenes described in the Edison catalog summary.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  paper pos; Received: 5/20/03; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  dupe neg; Received: 1989/90 from UCLA; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  ref print; Received: 1991 from LC lab; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
paper pos. 1 roll (150 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number
LC 1737 (paper pos)
FEB 9365 (ref print)
FPE 5402 (dupe neg)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
lcmp002 m2b48027 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2b48027
Library of Congress Catalog Number
00694404
http://lccn.loc.gov/00694404


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