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Reference number: 0508

Date: 1932, May

Director: [filmed by D.G. Russell]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10 mins

Description: The Scottish Trade Mission sail on the "Letitia" to Canada, to meet a delegation from the Quebec Board of Trade. They visit Quebec and Montreal.

The President of the Scottish Trade Mission to Canada was James Graham, 6th Duke of Montrose - possibly seen in this film.

Shotlist: Credits. With the Scottish Trade Mission ship to Canada, May 1932. List of Cabin Passengers ... The "Letitia" sailed from Glasgow on 5 May 1932, and next day was well at sea. Shots on deck of vessel of the passengers playing quoits, etc. The Atlantic. Shots of the ocean. Exercise. Passengers strolling on deck. More Atlantic. Shots of the ocean. Steaming into Quebec. Shots of the Chateau Frontenac and the Heights of Abraham. Ferries crossing the river. Quebec Board of Trade delegation come on board. Shots of the guests welcomed by pipe band. Sightseeing on shore. Shots of Quebec and surrounding points of interest. View from Chateau Frontenac. Shot of the river. Passing under Quebec Bridge en route for Montreal. Shots of the bridge and of passengers and Montreal. Leaving Montreal. Shots at quay-side as wellwishers throw streamers. Shots of the town as the vessel pulls away. Montreal Bridge. Passengers on deck and shots of the bridge. Boat drill for the crew. Shots of same. Ice. A long shot of an iceberg. Captain Taylor on his own little deck. General shots of captain and passengers. Liverpool pilot boat. Shot of same. The Clyde. Shot of Cunarder "Queen Mary" under construction. "Letitia" enters Prince's Dock. Shot of the vessel being towed into dock.