• Short Summary

    Icebreakers break up the frozen surface of the St. Lawrence River in Canada.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Canada. Spring is here ... definitely! Winter's reign ends as Icebreakers are able to open up the St. Lawrence River for the first time since end of last Autumn."

    Saint Lawrence River, Canada.

    Two Ice breaking ships sail towards frozen ice pack on river. (The ships are named "Saul" and "Lady Grey"). Ship crashes into "29 inch thick" sheet of ice on river. The ice sheet cracks under the force.

    Closer shot of the bow of one ship going through the ice.

    Man standing on frozen river as Icebreaker moves through ice behind him.

    High angle shot of ice breaker at work. Closer shot of bow of ice breaker.

    Shot from deck of ice breaker. The ships are clearing the pathway to Montreal Harbour.

    High angle shot of broken ice floating in the river.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:30:00 / 01:48:23:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    In this film, the black-hulled icebreaker is the Canadian Government Ship (C.G.S.) Saurel (not the Saul as listed in the caption) and the white-hulled icebreaker is the C.G.S. Lady Grey.

    For more info on these ships and hundreds of other former ships of the Canadian Marine and Fisheries service which became the Canadian Coast Guard in 1962, visit Vintage CCG on Facebook.com

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