A new type of boat is demonstrated - the Vane-wheel ship.
Intertitle reads: "Down the Clyde we came across the Vane-wheel Ship, pushing along at beaucoup knots per hour (for a little 'un)..."
L/S of the ship. It has large propellors turning at the back. We see these in C/U. "Not only does he save about 1/3rd in power, but he's a handy chap to move about..." The ship moves backwards and round in a circle. Short segment, story incomplete.