Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 8: On the Yukon and Klondike Rivers

On the morning of the 8th day we were taken on a boat trip on the Yukon and the Klondike, pretty neat, but it wasn't what I bought when I bought the tour.  I bought a real trip on a real ferry, the Yukon Queen up the Yukon River to Eagle, Alaska.  But Holland America not only canceled that trip but pull the Yukon Queen off the river.  So much for getting what you paid for.  So here we went on a fake paddle steam boat for a couple of hours and 4 miles of rivers and back.

He we go. Here comes the Klondike Spirit, note: don't go on the third deck it make the boat top heavy.  This blog and photos are about this excursion on the Klondike Spirit.

Dawson from the river.

Fish Camp

Fish Camp

Ferry across the Yukon

Water taxi

Not sure what they are doing, the Yukon has no rapids anywhere near Dawson.

But at least I got to boat by the Steam Boat Graveyard, twice.

Here are some details about the steamboats in the graveyard.

The Klondike River is geographically considered a braided delta where it flows into the Yukon. Not to mention it has been dredged to death because it is here where the waters slow down before flowing into the strong, fast, and deep Yukon and dropped its gold.

Back at Dawson we disembarked and proceeded on.

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