Inland waterways : in the development of American transportation
Shows how the early American need for transportation started the use of waterways to move people and goods and, where natural barriers existed, canals were built. Depicts the growth of the waterways until the invention of the steam engine and development of railroads threatened their usefulness. Points out that the waterways regain their importance by being able to transport large amounts of imperishable goods. Follows a flatboat from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Brownsville, Texas, as it drops off and picks up barges along the way and shows the utilization of radar, radio telephone, and locks in providing safe transportation.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.; Indiana University. Audio-Visual Center
Inland water transportation--United States ; Waterways ; Transportation
Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
IUL Moving Image Archive
- Physical Description
1 Film (0:16:19); 16mm
- Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003355254; Other: GR00413539; MDPI Barcode: 40000003355254
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