STK-ID 18892

LS of Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, skyline, warship seen. ZOOM OUT to various hazy shots of Halifax Harbour. CU of ferry moving out of frame to reveal harbour, suspension bridge (Angus L. MacDonald Bridge). PAN along bridge from one bank to the other. Shot of freighter seen through old time anchor set up as monument. MLS of freighter moving out of harbour. MLS of freighter "Cabot" moored to dock. Front MLS of "Cabot" to PAN of large drill rig suspended in mid-air, men on dock, snow visible. LSs of large floating derrick with 28 tons drilling rig hanging from boom. TILT UP from barge to hanging rig. PAN of rig as it swings over hold of ship. Cut to stevedore signalling derrick operator. LAS of bow of ship at dockside ­ Saint John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. TILT DOWN to dock, linesman securing rope. Various shots of crates, pipes, being loaded into freighter. HALS over dock area, dockside travelling cranes. Shots of tractors pulling loaded wagons on dock. Broadside shot of freighter entering Saint John's harbour. ZOOM OUT from bow to complete ship, Signal Hill in background. Shots in engine room, in engine control room, in wheel house, navigation shack, radar shack with men at their posts. Shots of ship from bridge in calm water, rough water, of crewmen breaking ice, of bearded sailor on watch, of wake, bow wave. Shots inside galley cafeteria, captain's mess, stateroom.


Excerpt from
Package Freighter
Halifax, St. John's (Nfld)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080