• Creator
  • Kiehl, H. Ambrose
  • Created Date
  • 1898
  • Description
  • In the late 1880's and 1890's, the Seminole was a bark working on the West Coast, active in the lumber trade. In 1897-8 Sheldon Jackson, the well-known Presbyterian missionary from Alaska, lobbyed the U.S. government to finance a relief expedition of a herd of caribou to the Klondike to alleviate fears of an impending famine in the region becuase of the flood of prospectors expected to arrive in the area due to the gold rush. This sailing ship... more
    In the late 1880's and 1890's, the Seminole was a bark working on the West Coast, active in the lumber trade. In 1897-8 Sheldon Jackson, the well-known Presbyterian missionary from Alaska, lobbyed the U.S. government to finance a relief expedition of a herd of caribou to the Klondike to alleviate fears of an impending famine in the region becuase of the flood of prospectors expected to arrive in the area due to the gold rush. This sailing ship was used to transport the reindeer north to Alaska, even though by the time the herd reached Seattle for transport the urgent need to supply food for the Alaska miners was gone.Text from Kiehl log: Reindeer On verso of image: On board the Bark Seminole. Lena, Jim, Laura, Miriam & I on top of the hayText from Kiehl log: Bark Seminole. March 1898.Album 2.100. less
  • Format
  • Photograph
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    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 72 to 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2000-2009