• Short Summary

    Footage of crew at work on lightship at sea.

  • Description

    Lightships (which serve similar function to lighthouses; warning other crafts).

    Thames Estuary. Trinity House light/buoy tender supporting the Mouse ligthship and others. The Mouse was stationed off Shoeburyness, 4 miles from Maplin Lighthouse.

    Shot looking down from up in ship's rigging; of ropes and chains etc. Crew posing on ship - this crew is a motley one. Captain; wearing raincoat w/ hood; at wheel. Then CU a crew member holding up a little wooden doll; making the arms and legs flap up and down - a bizarre looking shot. Almost scary.

    Looking from one boat (ropes in fg) at another lightship approaching - big light on top. CU same. CU boat going past; men waving. CU light - like a big lamp post. CU small boat rocking in waves; 3 men in it; rope stretching from this little rowing boat to 2 larger boats - hard to say what's going on (looks like they are taking on more supplies - SL). Tracking shot staying even w/ boat moving fast. On deck; man pulls string; fires cannon as warning signal.

    Tracking shot moving away from light boat. CU 2 men on deck; one w/ rifle; shooting over side; other w/ binoculars; watching in same direction.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:07:00 / 02:00:01:00
    ON 172 J

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