4 reels, ca. 1,350 ft. (ca. 50 minutes)
Although it's only roughly organized and lacks a title proper and inter-titles, Jackson's remarkable Stikine-Cassiar footage merits consideration as a completed amateur film because of its extensive and comprehensive documentation of Jackson's activities in the region. Geography, settlements, river and air travel, prospecting, and fire-fighting are each treated in some detail, created a rounded picture of life in this place and at this time. (D.J. Duffy)
"Mainly shows trip(s) up the Stikine by riverboat and placer mining activity [nearby]. Includes: waterfront view of Wrangell, Alaska; views of and from riverboat Hazel B No. 2 going upriver; the Three Sisters (islands in the river); riverboat at Telegraph Creek and barge at Dease Lake, and local activity; forest fire & fire-fighting; shots of Fokker F-11AHB flying boat designated CF-AUV (at dock and taking off) and a Fairchild floatplane; aerial shots in the vicinity; wreckage of aircraft CF-AUV (which crashed at McDame Lake, 13 July 1935); general scenery and wildlife. The placer mining footage, which is interspersed, includes shots of a small mining camp, sluice works, panning, hydraulic monitor operation, jerry-built mining equipment in use, etc. [The footage] was shot [ca. 1933-35] by Joseph J. Jackson, whose company "Three J's Placer Mines, Inc." prospected near the confluence of Thibert Creek with Dease Lake in [the years 1931-35]." (BC Archives)
Dennis J. Duffy, "BC Adventures with the Millionaire Kid," unpublished text of lecture to Friends of the BC Archives, Victoria, BC, April 15, 2018.
BC Archives Moving Images Collection, Royal BC Museum