• Short Summary

    The record-breaking cold wave that hit the Eastern United States is receding. The news is?

  • Description

    Ship leaving port
    Captain stearing ship
    Ship going through ice (2 shots)
    Ice
    Radar on ship
    More of ship going through ice (3 shots)
    Broken Ice
    Sailors breaking ice and clearing ice on ship
    Background: The record-breaking cold wave that hit the Eastern United States is receding. The news is that in the West Army Helicopters were still rescuing snow-bound families in Indiana and amightyice-jam has idled shipping on the Mississippi.
    Homes in the Great Lakes area flet the need for more fuel oil as a result of the great freeze. The oil tanker Travis City Socony left East Chicago, Indiana with a cargo of six hundred thousand gallons of fuel oil for Milwaukee.
    Lake Michigan was so cold, even the radar had to be wrapped in a burlap. The coast-guard ice-breaker Mackinac had to break a path through the ice for the tanker.
    The trip, across Lake Michigan, normally considered a milk run, took twice as long as normal. The tanker, encrusted with ice, finally made it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6IA53HUW53UHKXKHGUQ2SR7QP
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IA53HUW53UHKXKHGUQ2SR7QP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/02/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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