Friday, June 18, 2010

Dawson City: Yukon's first capital when the Yukon became a separate territory in 1898d In 1953 Whitehorse became the capital. Dawson was declare a National historic site. We camped across the Yukon river and took the ferry boat across the river. A great government campsite right on the river complete with wonderful views and mosquitos.

Historic dredge built in 1912. Largest wooden hull bucket line dredge in North America

Sludge was filtered through this system and gold was claimed. $35. an ounce. Lots of places to pan for gold and make your fortune.

Old shipwreck. We camped just down the road for an easy hike.
Glad I wan't on this sternwheeler.

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