Fireboat "New Yorker" in action
Fireboat "New Yorker" in action--excerpts
A demonstration by the famous fireboat "New Yorker." The picture shows the fireboat with all its nozzles spurting water as it goes back and forth in front of the camera. Put in service on February 1, 1891 as Engine Company 57, the "New Yorker" was stationed at the Battery near Castle Garden, where her crew lived aboard. She was 125 feet long, 25 feet...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, James Blair
New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates
N.Y. 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...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Porter, Edwin S. - Smith, James Blair
Sky scrapers of New York City, from the North River
Filmed from a moving boat, the film depicts the Hudson River (i.e., North River) shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan beginning around Fulton Street and extending to Castle Garden and Battery Park. It begins at one of the American Line piers (Pier 14 or 15, opposite Fulton Street) where an American Line steamer, either the "New York" or "Paris," is seen docked [Frame:...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, James Blair