Dec 11

Operation Inland Seas

Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:01 AM

 The St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959, allowing large ships to transit from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. That summer, the U.S. Navy launched Operation Inland Seas, a massive public relations tour of the lakes by ships from the Atlantic Fleet. This 1960 documentary, narrated by Glenn Ford, tells the story.

 

Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-23.

 
 
 
 
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