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Movie: Transport "Whitney" Leaving Dock

From Edison films "war extra" catalog: This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white foam seethe and boil as she backs out of the dock. The constant seesaw of the walking beam on the upper deck, the moving men on board and the boiling, bubbling water all combine to make the spectacle one of much interest.

Filmed May 7, 1898, in Tampa, Florida.

Movie credit: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

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