STK-ID 30154

Various shots on "Esso" artificial island thirty kilometers offshore Tuktoyaktuk, men at work making mud bags in snow storm with help of machinery, setting them along island banks to stop heavy seas from invading it, of mud and water flowing out of pipes, of heavy waves passing over bags, of caterpillar tractor bringing mud to men making bags with it. Shots of men at work from inside cabin, of island sides sliding down into water, of mud and water flowing out pipe. LSs of ships in calm sea, sun visible through clouds in some shots. Various exterior shots of drillsite Grenadier A-26 on ice island at Maclean Strait, of arctic landscape, of rigs, of shore base buildings, much snow around. Shots of dog lying in snow, of warmly dressed man walking out of shack, entering another one, of man at work, much smoke surrounding him, of fiberglass around pipes and electrical wires going into shacks, of rigs and snow, of man walking in snow.


Excerpt from
Beyond the Frontier
MacLean Strait, Beaufort Sea
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm eastman color neg
Aspect ratio