A Cheechako Goes to the Klondike

By: Adams, Charles W & Jack Kutz & Jack Williams

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Only slight wear to card covers ; A bright, solid book.; Alaska Book Adventures ; 8.96 X 6.08 X 0.54 inches; 192 pages; "The Klondike Stampede caused a transportation boom in the north, where in its thrilling heyday about 250 wooden steamboats operated in the Yukon River drainage of Alaska and the Yukon. The sternwheelers became gold rush icons. But the hardy, pragmatic entrepreneurs who ran the boats were lured by profits, not romance. In 1901, a passenger's fare from St. Michael to Dawson (about 1,800 miles) was $125, and cargo was moved upriver at $100 a ton. Yet it was a tough, risky business. The season was short, good crews were hard to find, and a navigation error could sink or strand an investment worth tens of thousands of dollars--huge sums at the turn of the century. Mechanical problems were occupational hazards. The steamboats consumed enormous amounts of firewood for their boilers. And if a riverboat didn't find a safe berth or drydock before freezeup, it risked being crushed by ice the following spring. Charles W. Adams was an able, smart business college graduate who bought a share of the Lavelle Young in his mid-20s. He became one of the North's great riverboat captains, lived enough adventure in the north to fill several lifetimes, and played a crucial role in the founding of Fairbanks, Alaska. "

Title: A Cheechako Goes to the Klondike

Author Name: Adams, Charles W & Jack Kutz & Jack Williams

Categories: Canada, USA, Gold Rush,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kenmore, WA, Epicenter Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0970849397

ISBN Number 13: 9780970849397

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 18000

Keywords: Alaska Klondike Fairbanks Gold Rush