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Federal researchers have released new images of the City of Chester, a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888. ...
Researchers recently found the shipwreck while mapping shipping routes. (April 24)
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DURATION: :57-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:AP IMAGES/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park1. Still of City of Chester--NOAA HANDOUT - COURTESY2. Animation of City of Chester on floor of San Francisco Bay---KGO - COURTESY KGO, EMBARGO SAN FRANCISCOALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE THE FOLLOWING: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."San Francisco - 23 April, 20143. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Schwemmer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Transcript Below)4. Wide, aerial, Golden Gate Bridge and approximate location where City of Chester sank---NOAA HANDOUT - COURTESY5. Animation of City of Chester on floor of San Francisco Bay---KGO - COURTESY KGO, EMBARGO SAN FRANCISCOALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE THE FOLLOWING: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."San Francisco - 23 April, 20146. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Schwemmer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Transcript Below)NOAA HANDOUT - COURTESY7. Animation of City of Chester on floor of San Francisco BayVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:TRACK-1THE WORLD IS GETTING ITS FIRST LOOK AT A STEAMSHIP THAT SANK IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY MORE THAN 125 YEARS AGO.FEDERAL RESEARCHERS RELEASED IMAGES OF THE CITY OF CHESTER, WHICH SANK AFTER A COLLISION WITH A LARGER SHIP, THE OCEANIC, DURING A THICK FOG ON AUGUST 22-ND, 18-88.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Robert Schwemmer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration "It was fighting the riptide in that current.so, the bow of the oceanic penetrated the hull of the city of chester ten feet. It was described as a knife cutting into cheese."TRACK-2RESEARCHERS MAPPING SHIPPING ROUTES RECENTLY THE SHIPWRECK CLOSE TO THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE.FEDERAL RESEARCHERS SAY THE DISCOVERY IS CLEARING UP OLD STORIES ABOUT THE DISASTER, INCLUDING RUMORS THAT THE OCEANIC'S LARGELY CHINESE CREW DIDN'T WANT TO RESCUE CITY OF CHESTER PASSENGERS. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Robert Schwemmer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration "There was a lot of racism at the time, that the chinese crewmembers had not responded favorably to rescuing people they were the ones on the bow of the oceanic pulling survivors from the city of chester aboard their ship and diving into the water, saving one child.TRACK-316 PEOPLE DIED IN THE SHIPWRECK.EMILY ROSEMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.