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In the Wake of the Buccaneers
Description: Created by the Department of the Interior in 1936, "In the Wake of the Buccaneers" is a wonderful travelogue about St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas.
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Clip #: TFA-235D
Length: 19:37
Year: 1936
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Caribbean
Country: Virgin Islands
Subject: Fishing
Original: 16mm
1930s, U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Saint Thomas, map of general area around Virgin Islands, view from balcony steamer entering St. Thomas Island harbor, narrow channel, tender transporting passengers to dock, passengers disembarking tender at dock, sailors docking boat, main street, tourists, female tourist wearing wide brimmed straw hat riding donkey, Charlotte Amalie, Emancipation Park, Emancipation Gardens, Grand Hotel, Government hill, stairs, outdoor staircase, steps, street scenes, policeman saluting to passing car, pedestrians, traffic, "keep left" traffic signs, man riding donkey on street, Norre Gade sign, donkey driven cart, open drains, market, produce vendors selling on street, woman riding donkey, "The Cooperative" store selling native handicrafts, people holding native handicrafts, women wearing wide brimmed straw hats, sun hats, Lindberg Bay, Lindbergh Bay, Lindberg Beach, palm trees on beach, girl lying on her stomach on beach as water rushes in, people on beach, man and girl holding hands and walking away from beach, native men and women carrying baskets of coal on their heads as they cross gangplank to cargo ship, native men and women carrying empty baskets away from dock after delivering coal to ship, coaling ship, ship's officers paying native men and women tokens as they load coal onto ship, Drake's Seat, Magens Bay and Atlantic Ocean from Drake's Seat, view Bluebeard's Castle Resort on hilltop from harbor, Bluebeard's Castle Hotel, Bluebeard's Castle Resort facade and man entering hotel, Tour de Barbe Bleue "Restauree par V. Piccioni 1859" sign, Eduard de Barbe-Bleue, Bluebeard, St. Thomas cityscape / skyline view from Bluebeard's Castle, harbor, resort guests including woman waving standing on portico, guests walking through resort grounds, tourists, waiter taking order from guests seated on terrace overlooking St. Thomas cityscape view, waiter preparing Rum Swizzle cocktail in pitcher for women seated on terrace and pouring into glasses on tray, view from balcony steamer departing harbor, coast at sunset, Bahamas, New Providence, Nassau cityscape, Nassau Harbour, harbor, native men in small boats alongside ocean liner, native men diving into water to catch coins thrown by ocean liner passengers, passengers disembarking liner and crossing gangplank to board tender, sailors walking past straw market along wharf, waterfront, native woman braiding together strips of dried palm leaves to make handicrafts, native woman finishing and putting on straw hat, female tourists shopping at straw market, straw vendors, policeman on patrol near market, native boy carrying crate on his head, people ascending Queen's Staircase, old city street scenes, horse drawn carts, woman holding child's hand as they walk on sidewalk past garden wall, modern Nassau street scenes, luxury hotels, man walking through garden with tropical foliage, man diving into outdoor swimming pool, people having afternoon tea while watching tennis match, people playing golf, silk cotton tree, ceiba, Parliament Square, Queen Victoria's Statue, woman being assisted as she boards glass bottom boat, underwater views through glass bottom of boat, colonies of sponges, sponge harvesting, sponge divers' fleet of schooners in harbor, sponge divers on boat with sponges spread about, horse drawn cart hauling sponges to packing yard, family unloading basket of sponges from cart, man dumping sponges out of basket onto ground, to be dried out and bleached, women sorting and cleaning sponges as men trim sponges with long knives, men loading pressed bales of sponges onto horse drawn cart, bales falling off horse drawn cart as it departs packing yard for market, ramparts, old fort, tourists riding horse drawn carriage, sentry standing guard near cannons pointed out to Nassau Harbour, soccer game, association football game, polo game being played near sea, harbor, sailboat, fishing from private yacht, sailfish caught on line, flock of birds flying over water, porpoises leaping out of and into water, line being tugged and marlin jumping out of water, fisherman's hands reeling in his rod, line being released as marlin resists being pulled in, marlin finally brought in to boat, boat pov Nassau skyline and harbor, Nassau Harbour, Paradise Beach, umbrellas set up on beach, people sunbathing on beach

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