• Creator
  • La Roche, Frank
  • Created Date
  • 1897
  • Description
  • Caption on image: ""Shooting rapids between Lakes Lindeman and Bennett""""Rapids on Lewes River. Skill, cool heads and hard work are the necessary requirements for navigating the rapids of the Lewes River. Here is portrayed an exciting scene, similiar to which everyone who goes to the Klondike in the same way must experience. Partly guided by ropes in the hands of men ashore and steered clear of dangerous rocks by men in the boat, the frail cr... more
    Caption on image: ""Shooting rapids between Lakes Lindeman and Bennett""""Rapids on Lewes River. Skill, cool heads and hard work are the necessary requirements for navigating the rapids of the Lewes River. Here is portrayed an exciting scene, similiar to which everyone who goes to the Klondike in the same way must experience. Partly guided by ropes in the hands of men ashore and steered clear of dangerous rocks by men in the boat, the frail craft dashes and struggles along, at one time miraculously escaping destruction in a wild eddy and at another time gliding gracefully between jagged rocks that rise threateningly out of the seething waters. There is no time to think - a sharp lookout and a steady hand are the only means to victory over the angry waters of the rapids one meets en route to the Klondike."" (Frank La Roche, En Route to the Klondike, 1898)Klondike Gold Rush. less
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3. 8/1998