Waterfront Soundings Productions
Most widely held works by Waterfront Soundings Productions
The Odyssey of Captain Healy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Mike Healy, born a slave on a Georgia plantation, ran away to sea winding up on San Francisco's Barbary Coast. With the purchase of the Alaska Territory Healy's career took off. Passing as a white man on board the cutter Bear, he represented the U.S. government and its justice in the Artic. He charted and patrolled the treacherous waters of the Bering Sea, confronted the rum-runners and poachers and foresaw the extermination of marine animals caused by unrestrained harvesting. He contended with the devastation wreaked upon the Eskimos and was instrumental in bringing reindeer to the Arctic. Film includes extensive rare archival footage of arctic conditions and history.
The men who sailed the Liberty ships ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Recounts the activities and importance of the merchant marines in World War II.
Shipping out the story of America's seafaring women ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Featuring women holding jobs in United States commercial shipping and filmed on board merchant ships, looks also at the history of women and seafaring in America.
The Reindeer Queen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
As granddaughters of Sinrock Mary talk about her life the history of reindeer herding in Alaska by the Eskimos unfolds.
Rebuilding San Francisco, 1906-1910 the workers' story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, thousands of tradespeople converged on the city to start one of the largest reconstruction efforts of all time.
Pilebutts working under the hammer ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Exploaration of the work done by piledrivers.
We are the ILWU ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The video describes the history of workers fighting for welfare, equal access to work and better working conditions in the Pacific West of the United States. It also presents the history, work and accomplishments of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union.
J. Porter Shaw Library at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
African Americans African American sailors Alaska Arctic Regions Bear (Revenue cutter) Bear (Ship) Biographical films Biographical television programs Biography Buildings--Earthquake effects Buildings--Repair and reconstruction Building trades Building trades--Employees California--San Francisco Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Earthquakes Ecology Eskimos Films for the hearing impaired Healy, Michael A.,--1839-1904 Herders History Indians of North America International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union J. Porter Shaw Library Labor movement Labor unions Liberty ships Library resources Merchant marine Merchant mariners Natural history Nonfiction television programs Passing (Identity) Pile drivers Piling (Civil engineering) Reindeer Reindeer herding Sailing ships Sailors United States United States.--Coast Guard United States.--Revenue-Cutter Service Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women and the sea Women sailors World War (1939-1945)