MS of lower stern of ship's rudder, broken ice. LAMS of bow of large lake freighter "Coverdale" as it moves slowly through ice towards camera, much vapour in winter air. LAS of ship's bridge, name "Coverdale", TILT DOWN to hull and ice. MCS PAN of broken ice on water. MS of ice-covered basin at Lake Heads, small freighter frozen to pier in distance, PAN to freighter "Coverdale" moored to elevator. Three HASs of wheat loading operations, snow on decks. CU of wheat pouring into hold. MS of spout, wheat pouring out. Shots of lifting device for opening or closing hatches. HA PAN of frigid winter scene at Sault-Sainte-Marie, ice on water, two lake freighters smoking powerfully, hazy shore line, buildings in distance. Front MLS of four freighters tied up for winter at Midland as tugboat circles about in front, breaking ice. LAS of ice-encrusted side of freighter, bridge beyond, snow falling. Shot of men shifting elevator spout from one hold to another in snow storm. Shots of stevedores trying to slip hawser over mooring post in snow storm. Shot of "Coverdale" being moored to dock in snow storm. PAN to MSs of pancake ice. LS of "Coverdale" at sea, small ice floes covering water. MS of revolving radar antenna. Several shots of wheat loading operations. Winter LS of open water, ship in distance. MS of Canadian Steamship Lines freighter.