Special boats used to transport wine on the Douro River are featured.
The Dour River in Portugal.
L/S of two large oxen pulling a cart holding a barrel of wine. A man follows behind the cart holding a long stick. The river can be seen behind him. L/S of a small boat being rowed on the river. Ergo - wine boats load up the big casks - High angle shot of several boats and their cargo of wine casks. M/S of barrels being rolled onto one of the boats. Shot from on board one of the boats showing how the "pilot" of the boat stands high on the back to steer the boat. Shot of the man piloting the boat - he smiles. High angle shot of the man at the front rowing. High angle shot of several men on decks rowing standing up. High angle view of man at the prow of the boat. Men on the shore pull a tow rope to anchor another boat. Shot of one of the boats from behind - very large sails - unusual looking boat. Shot of four of the boats in the distance.
This item may originally have been filed in can EP 077.