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Winter and Auto Trip Around Gaspé Peninsula--Walter V. Mitton--home movies. Reel 10
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Viewing notes from VHS, February 2012. No slate at head of access copy. Views from train of river in winter, people standing by ice dam. At Greenville, Maine, train station, crowds. Toboggan runway with sleds coming down, people climbing up on right. Dog sled under train bridge. Steam trains in rail yard, winter. Steam engine with snowplow. Winter sports: more sledding. Bangor and Aroostook train. Clearing snow with crane scoop. View from top of train. Device plows snow off roof of train as men stand on the train roof, one with flag, waving to direct operation as he walks forward, train passes under him. Outdoor hockey game with young men in striped leggings, many people watching. Very quick horse-racing, second. People skiing down hill. Ice block. Falls. No longer winter: Tourism in Quebec City, views of river, park, bridge. [Statue of Samuel de Champlain, Quebec City. A trolley. Boats on the Saint Lawrence River.] Dam, several views. Train tracks and very long train. Title: "Auto Trip Around Gaspe Peninsula. Aug. 31, 1936, Riviere du Loup, Que." Pans of landscape, river with hills on far side. Houses, cows in fencing. Ox with hay cart. Faded pink views of lighthouse, dirt road with fence, town. Closer view of lighthouse and power lines. Dog cart with two children. Winding dirt road. Covered bridge. Seaside road with cliffs. Woman spinning outdoors, clothes on line. Pans of hilly landscape and water. Lighthouse with two children running. Granite cross. [Cross of Gaspé] Railway bridge, fast pan. A memorial statue [Gaspé War Memorial, original by Emanuel Hahn]. Field with water in background (faded color) Beach with no people. Railway tracks. Short choppy pans of landscape. 'Mountain View Heated Cabins' sign, Restaurant sign. Tourist log cabins, view of dirt road and island. Large rock in ocean. (Percé Rock) Farmhouse with horse, pan of town. Cliffs at ocean. Road with cows on it. Boy in cart pulled by a dog. Teepee with "baskets for sale" sign. Car enters covered bridge. Cemetery. Irving Oil sign and very muddy dirt town road. Steam train with black smoke. Rural houses. Spring water sign. Pan of people picking potatoes. Horses and man potato harvest. Trees buried in sand dunes.