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Teacher Overboard
Description: Male students from Manhattan’s Metropolitan Vocational High School learn about every aspect of life as a sailor in a floating maritime school on the SS John W. Brown, in preparation for careers in the merchant marine, the United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard.
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Clip #: TFA-297A-2
Length: 4:34
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York
Subject: Education
Original: 16mm
1950s, New York City, Manhattan, East River, 45th Street, Pier 4, SS John W. Brown, Liberty Ship, Metropolitan Vocational High School, maritime education, merchant male high school students, school beginning with US flag being raised, students lined up at attention while Principal Dr. Franklin J. Keller leads NYC Board of Education officials past on tour of school, boys looking through sextants, boys suspended on side of ship by ropes practicing scaling and chipping, male instructor teaching students on how to tie bowlines, cooking class, student acting as waiter serving soup to other students, male instructor pointing out different parts of Liberty Ship, engineering class going below deck, instructor firing oil burners, instructor demonstrating use of reversing wheel in engine room, students operating electric generator, student oiling crosshead and crankshaft baring, student turning ship’s wheel, instructor and students gathered around compass, instructor teaching students about lifeboat commands, students carrying out lifeboat drill

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