STK-ID 33452

Dark shots of ice, TILT UP to ship "Bay Maud" (ship belonging originally to Amundsen, later purchased by Hudson's Bay Company and abandoned in ice in 1926). Various shots of Arctic ship "Fort Macpherson", men working on her. Shot of Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Baker roofing post building, rowing away. Shots of warehouse crammed with supplies. Shots of Major Burwash arriving at Cambridge Bay on schooner "Nigalik" of Canalaska Trading Company. Shot of Major Burwash posing with Inuits. Shot of Inuits preparing for trip, mushing out. Sequence on Inuit building igloo. Shots of white men skiing awkwardly. Shot of barge full of lumber, Inuits unloading lumber. Shot of Inuit feeding dog line. Shot of "SS Fort Macpherson" leaving. Long sequence on Inuits at Cambridge Bay, of winter travel to Queen Maud and sealing camp. Shot of Inuit trapper with pelts.


Excerpt from
Cambridge Bay
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm print b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486