STK-ID 23021

Shot of a horse pulling a dismantled Baby Avro for the Antarctic. Shipboard shots of the SS "Beothic" at sea. Shots of St-John's harbour. A large group of seal hunters heading across ice in the distance. Shots of crew of the "Beothic" loosening and blasting ice from around ship. Shot of navigator taking bearing with his sextant. Shots of sealing steamers "Ranger", "Sagona" and "Thetis", of ships moving through ice, some with smoke billowing from stacks. Sequence on shore showing supplies being brought to water by sled. Men shoving the assembled aircraft onto ice, plane being lowered to ice from ship, being prepared for take-off. CU of pilot. Shots of plane taxiing, taking off, being hoisted back on ship after flight. Shots of baby seals on ice. CUs of bow of the "Nascopie". AERIAL SHOTs of the "Beothic", of ship stuck in the ice, of coast of Labrador, rock, snow, coastline. Large crowd of people at port. CU of Inuit boy. Dog team moving past and away from camera. MS of stone cairn on deserted beach. [Interspersed titles]


Excerpt from
Sealing Expedition; Aircraft in Northern Canada
Canadian Arctic, Labrador
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486