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Identifier:

  • AAAA5256 (Source: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/british-columbia-sketches-reel-7)

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Lester G. Morrell

Languages:

English

Length:

422 feet

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

BC Archives list of titled amateur films.

Description:

"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." (BC Archives)

Locations:

  • Arrow Lakes, BC (Filming)
  • Cormorant Island, BC (Filming)
  • Savary Island, BC (Filming)
  • Vancouver, BC (Filming)
  • Lardeau Region, BC (Filming)
  • Cariboo Region, BC (Filming)

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Repository:

BC Archives, Royal BC Museum