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  • Short Summary

    Laying of oil line across Mackinac Straits.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Trans-Canada crude oil line laid, Mackinac Straits, Canada 1953?

    Aerial shot Straits. International Pipeline Company officials arriving on scene by air. Pan from crane crew to LS of pipelines laid out in clearing. LS first section of pipeline ready to be pulled. MS crane unloading buoys. Pan from equipment to Straits. MS men attaching swivel to pipe. MS end of pipe - swivel turning. MS onlookers cheering.

    CU pipe going into water. Reverse shot pipe entering water. CU first buoy submerging. MS pulling station on opposite side of Strait. MS pulling winch as above. LS cable with Straits in background. LS Straits with barges. MS barges. Diver getting into water. LS pipe snaking across country. Welders preparing equipment. Pipe snaking across country. Various shots welders at work. Various shots caterpillar construction vehicle pushing pipe along trench.

    Various shots machine which applies special non corrosive liquid to pipe. MS men fixing straps. Various shots pipe being lowered into trench, foreman directs. LS pipe being lowered into trench. LS Straits. Pipeline going past control tower. MS first buoy out of water and on opposite shore. MS caterpillar vehicle operator as seen through cables. MS men watching pipe being pulled on shore. CU man examining float mechanism. Pan from pipe pulling mechanism to happy crew after completion of Straits crossing.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:10:00 / 01:29:39:00
    UN 2567 I

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