STK-ID 2327

[Title: Canada's Arctic Expedition 1923]: sequence in Quebec City showing CGS Arctic at dockside, MS of Captain Joseph Bernier posing with five of his crew, MS of supplies aboard, of crowd waving from dock as ship is pulling away. CUs of various officials aboard ship. Various shots of CGS Arctic anchored in bay and of town of Gaspe, Quebec. ESTABLISHING PANs of fjords on Greenland coast. Shot of two men examining cairn. Sequence on Captain Bernier and crew coming aboard CGS Arctic from shore. Sequence on huge polar bear being hoisted aboard CGS Arctic. Series of TRAVELLING SHOTs of ice floes and sea ice between Greenland and Pond Inlet, including MSs of crew member photographing iceberg. Shots of crew ashore on Beechey Island, raising Union Jack flag over cairn (to mark stopping place of Sir John Franklin Expedition of 1848). Shots of grave markers where Franklin men are buried, of Captain Bernier and officer examining marker and leaving letter in iron cylinder. MS of rotting schooner Mary on beach (left by John Ross in hope Franklin men would find it). Shots of huge mountains around Button Point and Pond Inlet. CUs of faces of Inuits (men, women and children). Shots of Captain Bernier chatting with officials at Godhavn, one of them identified as Richard Byrd of the US Navy. More CUs of Inuit's faces. Sequence on Bernier and crew going aboard Danish vessel in harbour at Godhavn, being greeted by Danes on board. Sequence on CGS Arctic sailing through sea ice, bow moving through ice. Shots of Arctic trapped in ice (she was stuck for 20 days) in Hudson Strait. Shot of men loading rowboat with supplies. MLS of Pond Inlet settlement. [Animated maps of Arctic regions interspersed]


Excerpt from
Arctic Expedition 1923
Hudson Strait, Beechey Island, Gaspé, Greenland, Quebec City, Pond Inlet
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, Born Digital, ProRes
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486, 2048x1556, 1920 x 1080