Item AAAA5256 - British Columbia sketches : [reel 7]

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British Columbia sketches : [reel 7]

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  • [ca. 1938] (Creation)

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Amateur film. B&W: views of Arrow Lakes scenery from a sternwheeler; arrival; the "Minto" at dock. Two men travelling by packhorse in the Lardeau. The steam tug "Beaton". Sequence on gold mining in the Cariboo, with footage of a hydraulic mining operation. COLOUR: Vancouver; Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park approach; city skyline. Trip on the steamship S.S. "Catala": views at sea; approaching settlement; people meeting the boat; log boom and sawmill adjacent to the dock. Alert Bay: views of village, store, homes, etc.; Indian children at play; schoolgirls in red sweaters [from St. Michael's Indian Residential School]; steamboat arriving; many shots of totem poles, graveyard, etc. Fishing fleet in harbour, preparing nets, and heading out to sea. Fishboat crew hauling in net full of thrashing salmon, and brailing them onto boat. Other fishboats setting their nets, hauling in salmon. Fishboat crew unloading salmon onto conveyor; shots of cannery wharf, female cannery workers. Savary Island: family vacation scenes; lodge; children at play; adults playing golf on beach at low tide; departing on a boat trip.

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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Copyright assigned to British Columbia Archives by donor, 1998. Credit Lester Morrell.

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Accession number(s): F1998:01

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producing agency/company: Lester G. Morrell; photography: Lester G. Morrell

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