• Short Summary

    Eisenhower and Queen attend opening of St Lawrence Seaway in Canada.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Seaway Opened".

    Montreal, Canada.

    St. Lawrence Seaway Opened. Various shots American President Dwight Eisenhower (Ike) with American Secretary of State Christian Herter and Mrs. Eisenhower being greeted at RCAF St. Hubert airbase by Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip).

    Various shots at the Seaway opening ceremony: the royal motorcade arrives. Queen and Ike step up to rostrum from where they will speak. Various shots Queen giving speech (natural sound). Various shots Ike giving speech, partly in French (natural sound). Queen is escorted by President from rostrum.

    L/S Royal Yacht Britannia sailing up the Seaway. Good C/Us Queen, Duke, President and Mrs. Eisenhower, plus Canadian Prime Minister Mr. John Diefenbaker and wife on deck of Britannia looking out front. G/V looking from Britannia as it approaches symbolic gates. Britannia sails through gates thus opening the Seaway. Various shots royal party looking up a fireworks above the yacht. Britannia approaches the St. Lambert Lock, going under the first of the lift bridges. C/U President Eisenhower standing between the Queen and the Duke looking through binoculars. L/S crowded passenger steamer sailing past. G/V over the stern of Britannia as it sails away from lock. M/S royal party posing on deck

    Interior: Queen entering the ballroom in Queen Elizabeth Hotel at Montreal. Guests applauding as the Queen takes the floor. Various shots Queen dancing (very awkwardly) with the Mayor of Montreal, M. Sarto Fournier.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:47:00 / 01:45:44:00

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