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Miracle at Beauharnois

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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, VHS.
"Film on the construction of the Beauharnois hydro-electric project. The excavation of the Beauharnois canal and the building of the dam and power house are the phases described in this film. The aerial views of the construction sites are spectacular. The camera focuses on excavation shovels and dredging machines in action. A dynamite explosion is seen in the distance. Footage includes: a box of C.I.L. dynamite; views of a rock crusher chewing up large chunks of rock; and railway cars being filled with concrete for transportation to the site."

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Centre d'archives de Québec, Québec: 16mm.
"Travaux de construction du barrage de Beauharnois avec explications schématiques."


Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada, Canadian Motion Pictures 1914-1932 (June 1932), 6.

Gouvernement du Québec: Ministère des Communications, Direction générale du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel, Catalogue des films d’archives, volume 1 (Québec: Éditeur officiel du Québec, 1976), 33.
"Document d'époque sur les travaux de construction du barrage de Beauharnois avec explications schématiques."

Peter Morris, Embattled Shadows: A History of Canadian Cinema, 1895-1939, p. 225, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978.
"The first film directed by at Associated Screen News by thirty-one-year-old Gordon Sparling."

Harold Peberdy is credited for the artwork.