STK-ID 12587

LS of man on lake with tractors preparing lake for aircraft. MS of man knocking ice off window of boat, two men paddling across rough water in bay. LS of Wakeham Bay as seen from hill overlooking the townsite, Royal Canadian Air Force crew pushing Fokker plane out on the ice for takeoff and CS of two Inuit boys eating Arctic pie. Shot of blizzard blowing snow around buildings at Wakeham Bay Winter Headquarters. Shots of men levelling snow mounds for aircraft, two shots of rough arctic seas and shot of rowboat bouncing from mooring rope in rough sea. Shots of ice floes, bow of "CGS Larch" rising and falling as she plows through the icefields. RCAF and crew of CGS ships playing baseball in the snow at Wakeham Bay, men cutting and leading blocks of sea-ice which will be melted down for water. Three shots of caterpillar tractor moving across snow covered wasteland. Shot of three RCAF on the beach at Wakeham. Small supply boat moving through Wakeham Bay. LS of Fairchild monoplane taking off on skis, two Inuits paddling two kayaks amongst drifting ice floes. PAN of shore towards small Arctic settlement and Hudson's Bay post. Inuit boy playing with little sailboat. Several shots of bays, ice just starting to break in Spring, Royal Canadian Air Force out of frozen bay preparing aircraft for flying. CS of pilot in cockpit of Fokker plane.


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