Pirates Captured
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9348) 4 years ago
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Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20 May 1903
Title
New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates
Summary
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.
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