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The Missing Link : The Story of an Airfield in Labrador-Ungava

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Eon Lake, Airfield Construction
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1954 to 1955


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Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec: 16mm.
"An examination of how the Eon Lake airfield, in the Labrador-Ungava region, was constructed. Due to the gap in radio communications between Seven Islands and Goose Bay, a radio beacon was constructed. All supplies - from food to prefabricated buildings - had to be flown in during the winter."

Library and Archives Canada.


"Business in Motion: Films of Current Interest," Canadian Business 28 (May 1955): 84.
"The building of an airport in the wilderness is the subject of this film. The airport is at Eon Lake, Labrador, and filled the gap between Seven Islands and Goose Bay, between which trans-Atlantic aircraft previously flew blind. Every pound of construction material for the job had to be flown in; men worked feverishly on the frozen Eon Lake to clear an airstrip before spring weather made work impossible. The project involved clearing bushland, levelling ground, constructing pipelines, radio towers, bridges and buildings."

Crawley Films, Free Films: Sources of Free 16mm Sponsored Films in Canada Compiled and Published by Crawley Films (Ottawa: Crawley Films, April 1969): 37.
"Construction of airport at Eon Lake, Labrador and how difficulties were overcome."