As part of a five month trip to Latin America, Robert Platt and family sailed on the S.S. Santa Rita through the Panama Canal before continuing on down the west coast of South America and then onward to the east coast of South America. The footage shows Platt's ship entering the Pacific Locks of the Panama Canal, the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks. It also shows the activities of crew members and Robert Platt's son, Bobby, on the deck of the ship as it passes through the locks. The film cuts to the S.S. Santa Rita, which is docked at Balboa, being unloaded via a dock crane. The next scene taken from the S.S. Santa Rita tracks a boat as it sails through the Golfo de Panamá. The last scene appears to be of cargo being loaded unto Platt's ship. However, that footage is very poor.