The boats in Balto that are docked in Nome bay
Hello all, first off, this is my first time posting on here so if I come out looking like a fool, I apologize.
Ive watched Balto numerous times and the one thing above all that bugs me about the film is the boats that are docked at Nome bay. Now hear me out, I am not at all talking about Baltos boat far from town but the ones that are dry docked. The ones that Balto goes under, climbs the stairs, then jumps over the rest of the dogs when Balto is racing the other dogs to be on the sled team. Heres a shot of one of the boats in the background.
They are of WOOD construction. I ask why? I have searched google under general boats, ice breakers, shipping, and fishing boats and have found nothing to correspond with wood boats in Nome in 1925. All the photos I did found were all of steel construction.
If Universal made the boats to 'fit the era', then they couldnt be more wrong. Remember, the Titanic was entirely of steel construction and was built, and sank, 13 years prior to Nome. I dont remember their being any WOODEN ships in the history books covering WW1, again, before 1925. I dont think the territory would be a factor, if anything, Nome was the first to see steel boats.
So there you have it, anyone have any more information they could bring to light? Any thoughts?
Thanks for your time!