• Short Summary

    Some prefer to cross the Atlantic in a luxury liner - others prefer a plane.?

  • Description


    SOF INTERVIEW
    26 ft


    MLS CREW MEMBER CLIMBING DOWN FROM PIER AND ONTO DIOGENES, CLIMBS INTO CONNING TOWER AND DISAPPEARS INTO CRAFT.
    40 ft


    MCS NAME OF CRAFT "DIOGENES" ON STERN
    41 1/2 ft


    MS & ZOOM OUT AS CRAFT LEAVES PIER AND IS TOWED OUT TO OPEN SEA.
    46 ft


    CUTAWAY ELS OF CROWD OF PEOPLE WATCHING FROM TOP OF HIGH CLIFFS.
    47 ft


    MS CRAFT BOUNCING AROUND ON SWELL.
    0.50


    MLS THE VESSEL ST GABRIEL IN FG BOUNCING ON SWELL THE SMALLER CRAFT DIOGENES IN DG IN TROUGH OF MASSIVE WAVES.
    56 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Some prefer to cross the Atlantic in a luxury liner - others prefer a plane. But the choice of three Montrealers is a watertank. One of them, at least, thinks their chances are good.

    The watertank has been converted into a home for the three intrepid mariners - a home they think they'll have to live in for sixty days. But they're taking along food for a hundred days just in case Europe is their goal-anywhere in Europe. They have no power - except that provided by a small sail -so they hope to pick up the Gulf Stream and drift eastward
    The craft has been christened "Diogenes" - the name of the Greek philosopher said to have lived in a tub. They leave the harbour off St. John's Newfoundland, heading for the grey wild younger and quickly get a foretaste of what is to come. And so it's bon voyage for the three men in the tub - Richard Mellish, Robert Frantz and Albert Barth.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7Q2EYTAZSMAC1RL2M28M0JVC9
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Q2EYTAZSMAC1RL2M28M0JVC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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