First part of a series following Captain 'Bob' Bartlett's Greenland exhibition.
Introductory intertitle reads: "Setting sail from New York in the schooner Morrissey, we go to explore the far-off north with Captain 'Bob' Bartlett (who went to the Pole with Peary) leaving first for our Newfoundland base." Bob Bartlett speaks to camera whilst posing aboard ship. C/U of Bob as he speaks. He has an American Irish accent (I think! Unless it is a Canadian accent?).
L/S of the ship in dock. M/S of the boat moving past the camera - there is a woman aboard as well as several men. Shot from on deck of the ship showing the crowds who have gathered to see off the ship. M/S of the prow of the ship which shows the cameraman in the act of filming the quayside.
Short shot of man working in the engine room. C/U of pistons at work. Skyline of New York as the ship travels up the East River. Good shots of the ship passing under a bridge and of men raising the sails of the ship.
Various shots of the ships at sea - rocky waters. C/Us of Jim Crowley (sp?) at the wheel, of the compass and other details of the ships. Men shoot clay pigeons from the deck as sport. L/S of the ship heading North on its great adventure. Ends with title "Another Instalment Next Week."