Item AAAA2725 - A ship is born

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A ship is born

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Criterion Films

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  • [1957?] (Creation)

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Industrial film. The design, construction and operation of the wooden-hulled fish packer "Canfisco", whose launching coincided with the fiftieth anniversary of the Canadian Fishing Company. Includes scenes at the shipyard, in Vancouver harbour, and along the route to the northern end of Vancouver Island, where the company has a floating outpost called "Mills' Bay". Fishing boats transfer their catch to the "Canfisco", which heads back to Vancouver to unload at the company's Gore Road dock and cannery.

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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
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Content notes in file F1989:07/001.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #S/34.

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Accession number(s): F1989:07

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producing agency/company: Criterion Films; sponsored/presented by: Canadian Fishing Company Limited; director: Godfrey Holloway; narration: Martin Tobin; photography: Ernest Jones; production supervision: Vern Witt; agency: Brown & Company Limited Cockfield

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