Bob Thompson wanted a boat, and he and his son, Tom, and Clarence Dickson, a friend, start in to make the craft in the cellar. Many days and much hard work is cheerfully consumed on the job... See full summary »

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Robert Fischer ...
Bob Thompson
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Vivian Thompson - Bob's Daughter
Kempton Greene ...
Tom Thompson - Bob's Son
Clarence Elmer ...
Clarence Dickson
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Bob Thompson wanted a boat, and he and his son, Tom, and Clarence Dickson, a friend, start in to make the craft in the cellar. Many days and much hard work is cheerfully consumed on the job, which, when completed, is a vision of much enjoyment. But the engineering and surveying was at fault; they had not measured the boat and the exit of the cellar. These important qualities did not match and the question at point was, how to get the craft out. The idea of sawing the boat in halves was impossible, the only thing to be done was to knock in the wall of the cellar and dig an exit. This was done and finally the tub was carried down to the river. The proud ship-builders got in and pulled out, when it was discovered that it had not been well caulked. It took water and was rapidly filling. Vivian, Bob's daughter, and the hired man saw the peril and Vivian really did love Clarence. John, the hired man, quickly got a motorboat and motored to the rescue. All lives were saved, and, as the three ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 June 1913 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Silence for Silence (1913). See more »

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