An item about canals, and the way locks work. Includes a piece on the Suez Canal.
Item title reads - Waterways!
M/S of a trickle of water running down between sandcastles on a beach. M/S of a canal and lock. Various shots of the lock and a man operating it, a barge sails along.
A diagram by Joe Noble shows how the locks work, the sluice is opened to let water through and level it off, then the gate opens. These diagrams are interspersed with real shots of a lock being opened and a boat going through.
L/S of the Suez Canal and a diagram showing where it is. M/S of drawing of De Lesseps and the canal he planned which was modified. M/S of diagram showing how the Suez Canal was made. Various shots of the Suez Canal which saves 5000 miles from Europe to M/S of traffic on the road, M/S of speeded up film showing how the barge could replace the car as a way of getting to work!
M/S cartoon with boss telling employee he's late, employee says he missed the barge and had to go back for his water wings! M/S of cartoon showing him swimming along with learner plate in his bowler hat.