Royal Yacht "Britannia", with British Royal party on board, navigates St. Lawrence Seaway during the Seaway's opening ceremony
St Lambert Quebec Canada Date:1959, June 26 Duration:2 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Royal British yacht "Britannia" moving slowly in the St. Lawrence Seaway as part of the Seaway's opening ceremony festivities. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip seen on the forward bridge waving to the crowd and press along the sides of the Seaway. Novelty British flags hooked to small parachutes are shot in the air from ships and float down to the crowd. Close-up of the Britannia's ship's plaque. U.S. Navy crew at quarters aboard the USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931), serving as an escort ship. Many sailors at the rails of the U.S. Navy ship USS Forrest Sherman, with the Royal Yacht Brittania in the background. The official gates at the seaway are seen. A choir of high school or college students sings at the ceremony. View of First Lady Mrs. Eisenhower entering a Cadillac sedan, and Queen Elizabeth going to a second Cadillac sedan with President Eisenhower. Large crowd watches the officials enter the cars. Prince Philip and Mrs. Eisenhower ride away in a Cadillac and are followed by Queen Elizabeth and President Eisenhower in a second sedan.
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