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Catalogue Number:  NFB522348
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Charles Konowal, Michael Scott
Directors:  Stephen Surjik
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Diversity, Fiction, Tech/Voc
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  6:05


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Tom Sukanen was an eccentric Finnish immigrant who homesteaded in Saskatchewan in the 1920s and '30s. He had a dream. He spent ten years building and moving overland a huge iron ship that was to carry him back to his native Finland. The ship never reached water. This film, based on a true event, recreates the story of a man of passion and tenacity.


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