St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea

In this spectacular feature-length documentary, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and an NFB crew sail up the St. Lawrence River to the Great Lakes on board the specially equipped vessel, the Calypso. They explore the countryside from their helicopter and plumb the depths of the waters in their diving saucer. They encounter shipwrecks, the Manicouagan power dam, Niagara Falls, the locks of the St. Lawrence Seaway and an underwater chase with caribou.

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Film Credits

Jacques Gagné
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
John Soh
Jean-Michel Cousteau
executive producer
Jacques Bobet
Théodore Strauss
Théodore Strauss
Jean-Paul Cornu
Guy Dufaux
Jacques Leduc
Colin Mounier
Raymond Coll
Bernard Delemotte
Albert Falco
Guy Jouas
John Soh
Hedwige Bienvenu
sound mixer
Michel Descombes
John Scott

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  • smutnyleszek

    “This is my introduction to Jacques Cousteau, and I love the way this film is narrated and how truly adventurous the Calypso's expedition is.” — smutnyleszek, 13 Oct 2012

  • kruscito

    “@Squanto, for a Cousteau tuque, try here:” — kruscito, 1 Sep 2011

  • Squanto

    “Where can I get a red hat like Jacques Cousteau?” — Squanto, 31 Aug 2011

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