STK-ID 3656

Side MS of helmsman at his post in wheelhouse, officer in background, sea visible through brige windows. Shot of three officers taking bearings with sextants. Sequence on deck games showing man playing quoits (no actual shot of game), two women playing dices, mixed passengers playing ponies. Sequence on passengers resting, strolling, chatting. Shot of eccentricly dressed man showing off for camera as other passengers chuckle. Various shots of passengers having tea in dining room as stewards flit about. Sequence on mountainous coastlines as seen from the ship. Sequence on black passenger ship sailing past wooded shore, on white cruise ship arriving. LS of same cruise ship with wharf and natives waiting for passengers visible in foreground. HAS of government launch sailing towards ship, cut to welcoming committee posing on ship's deck. Shot of seaman and two officers chatting near open hatch in ship's side. Two HASs of sailors rowing ship's lifeboats towards shore. Shots of welcoming committee going up gangplank of ship moored to wharf, coming down again past policeman. Sequence on harbour scenes showing Indigenous men in West Indies at work on native boats, loading ship. Shots of native harbour, sailing ships with bare masts. BOATING SHOTs of natives rowing loaded boat towards moored cruise ship, loading supplies aboard cruise ship.


Excerpt from
British West Indies
Caribbean Islands and West Indies (Antilles)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486