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    At time this film shot, about sixty ships were tied up along the St. lawrence?

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    Background: At time this film shot, about sixty ships were tied up along the St. lawrence river and in the port of Quebec City, Trois Rivieres, and Montreal. There is little navigation on the river -- a far cry form the waterways's normal activity at this time of the year....many of the ships have dropped anchor along the river (either waiting for a berth, or because their owners don't want to pay berthing charges during the longshoremen's strike)....in all about 28 hundred longshoremen are idle....among the waiting vessels are three Russian freithers and several other ships shartered by the russian government to carry canadian grain... they are to pick up part of the sixty million bushels of wheat and flour expected to be handled by st. lawrence river ports...the whole russian deal involves almost 290-million bushels and grain and flour, worth an estimated 500-thousand dollars....this film shows; the first 30-40 seconds aerial views of the ship channel from the downstream and of Montreal harbour to the port of Sorel, (about thirty miles downstreams form Montreal.....

    the rest of the film consists of general shots of Montreal harbour, docking facilities, the ship channel in the harbour etc.....

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