This is a link to one of the most famous pieces of maritime film ever: Irving Johnson's incredible amateur footage of his 1929 voyage 'the wrong way' around Cape Horn, from Hamburg to Chile, aboard the biggest sailing ship afloat at the time, the nitrate carrier barque Peking. No motors of any kind, everything done by hand. And some of the scariest storm footage ever shot. Fantastic commentary, too, from Johnson himself. It's 36 minutes long. Shot using a big hand-cranked film camera, too. Unbelievable.
Amazingly, the Peking is still afloat, albeit as a visitor attraction at the South Street Seaport in New York.
Johnson was an astonishing character, who lived until he was 85.