STK-ID 13500

LS of establishment at Pond Inlet, "RCMP" in bold letters on hill. Inuit mother and child. Provisions being taken ashore by boat. "CGS Beothic" anchored in bay, Inuit mother sewing, girl playing accordion, men walking across sea ice. LS of "CGS Beothic" approaching Dundas Harbour on Devon Island. Flag at half mast on Royal Canadian Mounted Police post because RCMP constable Maisonneuve accidently shot himself while hunting walrus. Photographer Richard Finnie undressing and diving into ice-filled water for a swim, supply ship "CGS Arctic" in background. Dr RM Anderson catching sculpin fish. Shots of hills and bays near "the pole", of walrus sitting on ice, Greenland Inuit Nookapiungwah, famous hunter leading walrus hunt in kayak. Various shots of hunter and walrus and shot of swamped whaleboat in water. Dogs floating in boat being rescued by crew. LS of "CGS Beothic" in Fram Haven. Cairn and cross erected to explorer Dr Johann Svendsen, of Sverdrup expedition (00/05/1899). PAN around gigantic mountains at Fram Haven. CUs of constables WC Beatty, N MacLean and Corporal E Anstead of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Fram Haven detachment. CU of steam coming out of "CGS Beothic" smokestack, of little cross atop mountain at Fram Haven. [Titles and maps of Arctic regions interspersed]


Excerpt from
In the Shadow of the Pole
Dundas Harbour, Pond Inlet
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