Steamboats

Steamboats


Aksala

AKSALA

From left to right, Asksala, Casca and Whitehorse. The Aksala last used in 1951. Broken up at Whitehorse in 1964. Aksala is Alaska spelled backwards. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River)

CASCA

CASCA

CASCA CREW MEMBERS

1952:
first mate: Jack
deckhand: Otto Blehr

Casca (3d)

CASCA (3rd)

Last used in 1952. Transferred to Canadian Government in 1960. Demolished by fire (arson) at Whitehorse Friday, June 20, 1974. Named after the Kaska tribe of Athabascan Indians. (Source: Report from former deckhand Otto Blehr who worked the 1952 season on the Casca between Whitehorse and Dawson City. )

CASCA (3rd)

CASCA (3rd)

Back in 1948, CASCA was still running along the Yukon River. Collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

Casca (3rd)

CASCA (3rd)

Last used in 1952. Transferred to Canadian Government in 1960. Demolished by fire (arson) at Whitehorse Friday, June 20, 1974. Named after the Kaska tribe of Athabascan Indians. (Source: Report from former deckhand Otto Blehr who worked the 1952 season on the Casca between Whitehorse and Dawson City. )

CASCA (3rd)

CASCA (3rd)

Back of the CASCA at Whitehorse. Left the Whitehorse steamboat. Ray Kennedy image 1974, Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

DAWSON

DAWSON

Dawson was foundered at Rink Rapids, Yukon in 1926. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

GLEANER

GLEANER

Gleaner steamboat behind Tutshi at Carcross during WWII. It looks that the boat was out of operation long before WWII. Boerries Burkhardt Collection. More information on the web site of Murray Lundberg at http://explorenorth.com/library/ships/bl-gleaner.htm

KENO

Many Steamboats at Whitehorse 1956

From left to right: KLONDIKE, LOON, CASCA, WHITEHORSE, KENO, YUKON ROSE. Image August 28, 1956 Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

Klondike (2nd)

KLONDIKE (2nd)

Last steamboat in regular service on the Upper Yukon River, last run on July 4, 1955. Transferred to Canadian Government in 1960. Put on display at Whitehorse in 1966. Klondike was derived from a Hän (Athabascan) phrase, which means hammer water. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River)

Klondike (2nd)

KLONDIKE (2nd)

Last steamboat in regular service on the Upper Yukon River, last run on July 4, 1955. Transferred to Canadian Government in 1960. Put on display at Whitehorse in 1966. Klondike was derived from a Hän (Athabascan) phrase, which means hammer water. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River)

KLUHANE

KLUHANE

The vessel Kluhane during summer of 1944. Collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

LOON

LOON (1943)

built 1929 by Askew Boat Works. Boerries Burkhardt collection.

LOON

LOON (1956)

A color image of the LOON at summer of 1956. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

SELKIRK

SELKIRK

SELKIRK at WHitehorse. The ship foundered at the mouth of the Stewart River, Yukon in 1920. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

Tutshi

Tutshi

Tutshi

TUTSHI

Last steamboat in regular service in the Yukon. My Steamboats site has been updated with more images. If you click on the image, you'll go directly to the special section.

Tutshi

TUTSHI

Last steamboat in regular service in the Yukon, last used in 1955. Put on display at Carcross in 1972. Demolished by fire (arson) at Carcross in 1990. Tutshi was derived from a Tlingit phrase, which means lake in which there is charcoal. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River)

Tutshi

TUTSHI

Last steamboat in regular service in the Yukon, last used in 1955. Put on display at Carcross in 1972. Demolished by fire (arson) at Carcross in 1990. Tutshi was derived from a Tlingit phrase, which means lake in which there is charcoal. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River)

WHITE HORSE

WHITE HORSE

WHITE HORSE at Whitehorse before 1920. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

WHITEHORSE

WHITEHORSE (1943)

Last used in 1953. Transferred to Canadian Government in 1960. Demolished by fire (arson) at Whitehorse in 1974. White Horse is an early spelling of Whitehorse; refers appearance of rapids in Yukon River. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River) Image of the steamboat 1943, collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

Whitehorse

WHITEHORSE

Last used in 1953. Transferred to Canadian Government in 1960. Demolished by fire (arson) at Whitehorse in 1974. White Horse is an early spelling of Whitehorse; refers appearance of rapids in Yukon River. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River). Image Collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

Yukoner

YUKONER (1943)

Originally owned by C.P. Nav. Co. (not associated with C.P. Ry. at the time). Sold to North British American Trading & Transportation Co. in 1898. Resold to Trading & Exploration Co. in 1899. Resold to Canadian Development Co. in 1900. Acquired by White Pass in 1901. Last used in 1903. Broken up at Whitehorse, Yukon in 1958. Yukon was derived from a Gwich’in (Athabascan) phrase, which means big river. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River) Image by Boerries Burkhardt.

Yukoner

Yukoner (1948)

Originally owned by C.P. Nav. Co. (not associated with C.P. Ry. at the time). Sold to North British American Trading & Transportation Co. in 1898. Resold to Trading & Exploration Co. in 1899. Resold to Canadian Development Co. in 1900. Acquired by White Pass in 1901. Last used in 1903. Broken up at Whitehorse, Yukon in 1958. Yukon was derived from a Gwich’in (Athabascan) phrase, which means big river. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steamboats_of_the_Yukon_River). Image Collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

YUKONER

YUKONER

Last used in 1903. The image of the Steamboat YUKONER at August 1956, just two years before they broken it up at Whitehorse in 1958. Photo collection of Boerries Burkhardt.

YUKON ROSE

YUKON ROSE and KENO

The small YUKON ROSE in front of KENO before KENO was shipped to Dawson. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

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