STK-ID 23874

CU of sign "Calais" (Maine). LS of Calais from across Sainte-Croix River. Sign "Saint Stephen" (New Brunswick), LS of town from across Sainte-Croix River, bridge spanning river in comparative foreground. LS of parade, US Army colour bearers, veterans of Foreign Wars, Canadian Army and Canadian Legion marching in Saint Stephen. Cut to Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment crossing bridge. GROUND TO AIR SHOT of two United States Air Force F-80's flying. Various shots of civilian band crossing bridge, followed by Royal Canadian Navy band, pipe band, Canadian Army soldiers, civilian band, US Army platoon. Several shots of float parade, two fire engines heading. MSs of Canadian Navy Band marching in Calais main street, of American school band with majorettes. Shots of crowd looking on. Sequence on parade, of decorated baby carriages pushed by little girls in costumes. Sequence on beauty contest, girls in bathing suits, the two finalist and finally the winner, Miss Olga Hemphill. Sequence on tug-o-war between Saint Stephen fire brigade and Calais fire brigade, Saint Stephen wins. Sign "Historic Site - Dochet Island - De Monts and Champlain wintered here in 1604", PAN to island in middle of river. HAS of landing craft ferrying VIP's to Saint Croix island. Shot of plaque on cairn commemorating discovery and establishment of the first French colony by Pierre Du Gua de Monts and Samuel de Champlain in 1604 (birth of Acadia). Shots of ceremony, of Lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, of French Consul in Boston Albert Chamon and of Senator Owen Brewster of Maine posing. (08/07/1949)


Excerpt from
St-Croix Valley International Jubilee
Calais (Maine), Saint Stephen
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