STK-ID 2304

Arrival of "SS Princess Marguerite" (13/04/1949): several shots of the new Queen of Canadian Pacific Line coastal ships built in Scotland to replace the war-lost ship of the same name, sailing in from Juan de Fuca Strait, welcoming party on board, harbour craft wave visible in lower foreground. Various shots of ship sailing past at speed, of ship being nudged by tugboat, of ship at anchor off quarantine station William Head. Sequence on ship arriving into Esquimalt Harbour, sidling to jetty. Shot of ship at anchor, navy band of the "HMCS Naden" providing music for the occasion. Shot of officials boarding ship. Group shot of Captain Thomson being welcomed by acting mayor Williams of Victoria, and rear admiral deWolfe, commanding officer for the Pacific Coast, CPSS manager captain OJ Willliams, reeve of Esquimalt and commodore Edwards of Royal Canadian Navy. CU of Captain GA Thomson.


Excerpt from
Arrival of SS Princess Marguerite/ Pilots Train for Pacific Run
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080