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Item Description 

Commercial Fishing in Manitoba

Creator 

Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources

Date 

[ca. 1945-1946]

Fonds/Series Title 

Films promoting tourism and industry

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Notes 

The film looks at the commercial fishing industry in Manitoba. Both ice fishing and fishing on the open lake (on Lake Winnipeg) are shown. Fish are cleaned, packaged, and transported to Winnipeg.

Government Schedule No. 

A 0237

Accession No. 

GR8398


Location and Ordering Information

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Location Code 

V218

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Further Information about the File or Item

Original Format 

1 film reel: acetate, silent, work print, 16 fps

Colour 

Colour

Size 

16 mm

Time 

38 min., 2 sec.

Former Codes 

AV B 18

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Audio/Video Files:

Item Details 

IdentifierContent

00:00

title "The Department of Mines and Natural Resources presents Commercial Fishing in Manitoba"

00:20

title "Commercial fishing is big business in Manitoba. Almost half of the fresh water fish caught each year in Canada comes from

00:41

title: "Picturesque Gimli Harbour is home for many Lake Winnipeg fishing boats."

00:53

boats docking at Gimli Harbour

01:01

title "Getting ready for the season's operations means plenty of preparation. Supplies must be procured...buoys must be made...and nets must be corked and leaded"

01:23

men loading equipment onto boat in harbour

01:35

shots of men doing repair work and construction on boat

03:03

shots of boats in harbour

03:31

man unloading supplies from truck, loading them into boats

04:08

shots of men preparing nets

05:40

cargo loaded onto boat

06:08

shots of the harbour

06:40

boats in harbour

06:52

boat "Sigmund" moving away from dock

07:13

shots of boats heading onto lake; small fishing boats towed by larger boats

10:00

shots of boats at different harbour

12:25

title "Sunrise finds the fishing fleet ready for the day's work"

12:35

shots of boats in harbour, with sunrise

13:40

fishing fleet heading onto lake

14:35

shots of rocky shoreline, buildings in distances

14:53

shots camp with white tents, aboriginal children near tents

15:09

title "Nets are carefully loaded, ready for setting"

15:19

nets being loaded onto boats

15:57

fleet travelling across lake

17:27

shots of men letting out nets and hauling in fish

20:57

shots of fish in crates, on boat

21:12

title "Heading homeward...a good catch on it way to harbour."

21:24

fleet heading back to harbour

22:37

fish packed in crates

23:00

title "Selkirk "whites" command good market prices"

23:08

fish unloaded from ice box (on boat) into crates

24:04

title "You have just seen the summer operation. Let us take a look at how fish are caught in winter."

24:21

men preparing hole in ice for fishing

25:54

net let down hole

26:09

fish being hauled in

28:13

title "Saturday - and nets must be dried for Monday morning."

28:26

nets being dried on racks

30:00

men cleaning fish, packing them on ice in crates

30:52

stack of crates: "Product of Canada"

31:00

crates loaded onto shipping boats (J.R. Spear and Goldfield)

32:10

J.R. Spear boat heading out of harbour

32:43

title "Steaming up the Red River...to Alexander Dock, Winnipeg...and thence to market."

32:57

J.R. Spear heading up Red River to Alexander Dock in Winnipeg where crates unloaded

33:46

crates travelling down conveyor belt and loaded onto truck

36:33

title "Milady selects a beauty...for a delicious, tasty Manitoba dinner."

36:42

woman buying fish from butcher; "Non-rationed" sign on meat counter

37:09

woman pulling fish from oven and serving it to family for dinner

37:44

"The End"

38:02

end

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