|Title||Unidentified bridge on the lower Yukon River, ca. 1898 |
|Date||ca. 1898 |
|Notes||Cover of photograph album.|
PH Coll 038.1.
|Contextual Notes||In the spring of 1898, the sternwheeler Philip B. Low began the journey to the interior Yukon gold fields at the mouth of the lower Yukon River at St. Michael, Alaska. The shipmaster was Henry Bailey and the crew probably consisted of seven to fifteen men. Huskies were used as sled dogs to haul supplies and often accompanied miners to the gold fields|
During the Klondike Gold Rush, sternwheelers were often built at shipyards in Seattle, Victoria, Portland, and Vancouver, and then shipped and reassembled at the river site. Sternwheelers are paddle-wheel driven boats designed for travel on inland rivers.
St. Michael, Alaska was a popular trading post and supply depot for miners traveling to the Yukon Valley gold fields.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Bridges--Yukon; Rivers--Yukon |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Yukon River (Yukon and Alaska) |
|Location Depicted||Canada--Yukon Territory |
|Digital Collection||Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Sternwheeler Philip B. Low photograph album. PH Coll 038 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2009. |
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