Sudden drop in temperature causes fleet of merchant ships to become stuck in frozen sea.
Buffalo, United States of America, U.S.A.
Title: "OH -THIS SPRING WEATHER! Sudden drop in temperature during first Spring Cruise entraps great Merchant Fleet".
L/S, taken from the prow of a ship, of a stationary steam ship surrounded by sheets of ice. L/S of about six steam ships; the sea has frozen around their bows leaving them stranded. High angled panning shot of the stranded fleet (could be a very low aerial shot). High angled shot of a steam boat ploughing a path through the ice. As the ploughed up ice builds up around the bow, the boat comes to a halt beside the hull of one of the ships.
Panning shot, taken from ground level, of three of the ships stuck in the ice. Point of view shot from the prow of a ship moving past the stranded ships. Panning shot from the bow of the ship of the fleet.