STK-ID 30286

Various shots of crowds, VIPs, a few Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables, guests of honour speaking from small dais, crowd gathering around them. HAMSs of people in crowd, women with babies in arms, TILT UP occasionally to sea and to "HMS Monarch" in background. Shot of motorcade driving up to long low building housing the submarine cable's North American station. Shot of VIP's walking into station between honour guard of ship's officers. PAN along facade of building. Various shots of Douglas F. Bowie, president of Canadian Overseas Telecommunications Corporation attempting to smash bottle of sea water on submarine cable and succeeding only after several tries. Shots of dais, speakers, captain of "HMS Monarch", large crowd surrounding dais.


Excerpt from
Bridge Under the Ocean
Newfoundland and Labrador
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080