Under Full Sail
Silent Cinema on the High Seas

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The Yankee Clipper
The Yankee Clipper, restored to the most complete version available since the film's release, is a feature-length melodrama recreating the real-life race from Foo Chow to Boston for the China…
Around the Horn in a Square Rigger
Around the Horn in a Square Rigger was filmed by noted sailor and author Alan Villiers documenting the record-breaking 83-day voyage of the 1902 barque Parma from Australia to England…
Ship Ahoy
Ship Ahoy is a unique record of the conditions and traditions of the North American lumber trade featuring an unidentified schooner equipped with a fore and aft rig as it…
The Square Rigger
An early sound short filmed as part of Fox's Magic Carpet of Movietone, shows life aboard the schoolship Dar Pomorza, "The White Frigate." Built in 1909 as the Prinzess Eitel…
Down to the Sea in Ships
Down to the Sea in Ships documents an authentic whale hunt from the 1878 wooden ship Wanderer out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The cameramen risk their lives to capture practices…
Yankee Clipper Bonus: A Conversation With Junior Coghlan
An audio reminiscence about the filming of The Yankee Clipper.

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