STK-ID 24863

[Title: Trail of the Sourdoughs] [Remark: northward along Canada's Pacific Coast weaves a trail of romance and adventure where the sourdoughs of the "trail of 98" struggled to reach the Eldorado of North America. In the footsteps of these men of iron journey latter day adventurers in their palatial steamers.] Shot of steamer "Prince Rupert" moving slowly across screen. PAN over Vancouver. Various shots of passengers amusing themselves aboard ship. Shot of Halibut Fishing Fleet in Prince Rupert Harbour, of freighter loading fish. Shots of Prince Rupert street scene, customs officials examining luggage on platform of station as train stands. Shot of ship sailing away, of sky. PAN over Ketchiran, Alaska showing the Great North Pacific Fishing Fleet. Shots of salmon being baled from nets and canned in one of the canning plants. Interior shots of canning plant. Shots of passengers aboard, of shore on way to Fort Wrangell. HAS over Wrangell. Shots of totem poles. CUs of ice floes. Shots of Taku Glacier, cruise ship sailing by in background. Various shots of shore, glacier and ice floes. LS of Juneau waterfront from ship. Shot of Auk Lake, of Mendenhall Glacier. Shot of setting sun reflected in calm waters. [Titles interspersed]


Excerpt from
Trail of the Sourdoughs
Vancouver (city), Prince Rupert, Alaska
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486