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    Newfoundland, Canada. Introductory intertitle reads: "Come with us on the good ship 'Morrissey', in company with Capt. 'Bob' Bartlett (who accompanied Peary to the Pole) on perilous journey to Arctic Regions, calling first at Newfoundland."

    Various shots on board the "Morrissey" - view of another ship (or possibly the "Morrissey" viewed from another boat), men (and a woman?) standing on deck as the ship approaches shore. Crowds wait on the quayside.

    Crazy Bob Bartlett speaks to camera whilst hanging on to some of the ship's rigging. He announces they have arrived from New York and he has chosen this little port as a stopping off place as he and his crew hail from there. It is Captain Bob Bartlett's birthplace. He does name the port but I am unable to hear the name clearly - I think it begins with B.

    Aerial shot of the port in Newfoundland showing the Morrissey at the government wharf. Various shots of the port, Bartlett's family home and local people on the quayside. The ship is loaded up with supplies then leaves port headed for Reykjavik, Iceland. M/S of a family watching the boat depart, father looks through a telescope.

    Shots of the ship in high winds. Great shot of a man climbing the rigging filmed from the crow's nest. Waves crash onto the deck - it looks pretty rough. Captain Bartlett gives a passionate account on the soundtrack of the crew's valiant efforts to sail the boat in high seas. Ends with title card: "Another Instalment Next Week."

    Note: perf damage on neg - given to Julian for repair 18/10/1999

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:01:00 / 01:43:18:00
    PSP 725
    Sort Number:
    PSP 725
  • Appears in...

    Historical Figures & Celebrities Travel & Exploration
    travelogues story of Pathe ep 4 20th-century Greenland
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