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St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea

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.

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



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