STK-ID 12576

[Title: Observing Ice Conditions in Hudson Strait by Aeroplanes and Ships] [Remark: the purpose of the expedition was to observe ice conditions, both from an aeroplane and from ships. The expedition left Ottawa in 1927 and returned in 1928. George H Valiquette was the cameraman.] Shot of personnel who made the trip. CS of Major NB McLean, Expedition Commander and Major TA Lawrence, Royal Canadian Air Force Commander and Squadron Leader. LS of iceberg, rough seas, bow of "CGS Stanley" cutting through water. MS of airbase and buildings at Nottingham Island, tractor hauling Fokker monoplane over snow. Shot of blizzard, piling snow around buildings, main building barely visible through blinding storm. Men levelling snow for takeoffs. LS of Fokker plane airborne over hills, landing, Flight Lieutenant Leitch getting out and greeting other fliers. LS of tractor hauling plane. CS of two Inuit children eating blubber. Crew changing propellers on Fokker. Man wading through deep snow in windstorm. Meteorologist reading temperature instruments. Shots of snowstorm blowing around buildings. [Titles interspersed]


Excerpt from
Hudson Strait Expedition 1927
Canadian Arctic
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486