• Created Date
  • ca. 1898
  • Description
  • 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 Saint 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 fieldsDuring the Klondike Gold Rush, sternwheelers were often built at shipyards in Seattle, Victor... more
    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 Saint 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 fieldsDuring 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.Saint Michael, Alaska was a popular trading post and supply depot for miners traveling to the Yukon Valley gold fields. less
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  • Photograph
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    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