Transportation: America's inland waterways

United States, 1956

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Map animation techniques shows the vast inland waterway system of the United States, divided into those serving the cities of the Mississippi Basin; the Atlantic coast; the cities along the Gulf of Mexico; the cities of the Pacific coast; and the cities of the Great Lakes. The film studies the importance of these waterways to industry and farming, and shows types of goods transported and methods of transport.


production company

Coronet Instructional Films






Black and White

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Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agriculture - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - United States

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Water in agriculture

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural resources - United States

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Waterways

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Inland water transportation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - Freight

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - United States


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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