A "Whistling Buoy" is taken out to sea and replaces an old one.
"Jack doesn't always go to sea for a girl - sometimes it's through a buoy..." L/S of a massive buoy being lifted off the quayside into docks. It is a "Whistling Buoy". The buoy is lowered onto a barge. The top or "wrapper" of the buoy is lowered onto the barge after it. Panning shot of buoys being painted. An old buoy is lifted from the water. We can see that it covered in barnacles. C/U of two men scraping barnacles off the buoy.
The new whistling buoy takes the place of the old one. M/S of the buoy bobbing up and down in the water. We see another type of buoy being collected. A winch is attached and it is pulled from the water. We then see a bell-buoy being replaced. Four men on board the boat struggle to bring the buoy in. Label on the buoy reads: "North Shipwash." C/U of the bell inside. A South Inner Cabbard or Gabbard buoy is lowered into the sea. They are anchored by "sinkers". A weight is thrown overboard dragging a long chain behind it.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 686.