Yukon Photo Tour Blog Aug 30 2016

August 30, 2016 at 11:31 AM

August 29, 2016 - Paddle Wheeler S.S. Klondike

As we reach the halfway point in our Yukon adventure there was time this morning to relax and do some individual exploring. Some of the group rode the trolley to the north end of town and took a tour of the Yukon Brewing Company.

This afternoon we toured the paddle wheeler S.S. Klondike. First launched in 1921, it sank in 1936, was rebuilt and remained in service until 1950. In its hay day, the trip from Whitehorse to Dawson took about 36 hours, while the return voyage (up stream) took 4 to 5 days. We then walker the river path to the McBride Museum of Yukon History where our guide provided an overview of the different phases of the Yukon’s history. In addition to learning more about the Yukon, there was an opportunity to photography many of the artifacts.

S.S. Klondike


Crew Quarters


Val exploring the Klondike’s cargo deck


Some of the steam piping in the engine room


A good place to keep the coffee pot hot


More below deck


Most of the paddle wheelers that plied the Yukon river used a single rear wheel


Paddle wheel close-up


This 7 foot bronze statue honouring firefighters was sculpted by a former Whitehorse resident.


Albert looking for a shot on the trolley track


The trolley tracks run the length of downtown along the river bank


Just in time ...


Some of the abandoned pier posts along the Yukon River.


Artwork outside the visitor information centre


One of the many wall murals around town


The McBride Museum of Yukon History


A portable sluicing machine


The museum has a collection of mounted animals native to the Yukon


This beaver is also part of the animal collection


An example of an old roadhouse


Mountie Betty Ann always gets her man (Albert)


The forecast is for overcast and rain overnight, but if the sky clears, we’ll be out in search of the Aurora. Good night from all the Trekkers in Whitehorse.


Please add a comment

Posted by Brian on
Enjoying the photos. Look forward to the post everyday.
Posted by Andrea on
Another great day in the Yukon.
Posted by Glenda P on
Look like a great adventure.
Posted by Bill on
I feel safer knowing Betty-Ann is on duty. Fun image, enjoy the rest of your tour.
Posted by Mike and Danielle on
Great shots so far; Looks like everyone is having a blast!
Posted by Barb on
Yukon is now on my bucket list.
Posted by Chris on
I'm enjoying the daily blogs. What has the temperatures been like?
Posted by June on
Bill, I am not sure that I feel safe with BettyAnn on duty I bet she spent most of her day at the Yukon Brewing Company.
Posted by Nancy Anne on
I think Betty Ann looks like Dudley DoRight
Posted by Frank on
I want to know what Albert was up to!
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