STK-ID 24318

HAS of several hundred automobiles parked on dock, waiting to be loaded onto ship, freighter moored in the distant background, part of Montreal and Mount Royal still farther away. LS of Jacques Cartier Bridge, cars on dock in foreground. TILT DOWN to PAN over hundreds of automobiles awaiting trans-shipment. Brief TRAVELLING SHOT along dock and along automobiles. MS of stern of ship "Seven Seas" from slowly moving car, of stern of ship, hawser and bollard in foreground. Shot of some of the foreign cars parked on dock. MLS of freighter "Irish Oak" moored to dock. Shot of freighters "Welhelm" and "Trans Quebec" moored to piers in basin, freighter moving slowly in between the two. CU of prow of "Welhelm". Shots of loading operations, of warehouse, of lift trucks, of stevedores. MLS of lift bridge under construction. Shot of front end of the 14 300 ton Canadian Steamship Lines freighter "Lemoyne" in the seaway. MS of Saint-Lambert Lock, the "Lemoyne" behind it. Shots of the "Lemoyne" moving through lock, of bridge rising, of lock gates opening. Front shots of lake freighters moving in seaway, of stern of one of the ships. Various shots of ships at docks, being loaded, of ships' name. (00/04/1960)


Excerpt from
Seaway Opening
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio