Friday, October 23, 2009

Yukon Miners

This picture was taken in 1897, and shows a group of Yukon Territory miners. I think this is a pretty slick boat they have, but it does look to be a little small to have them all stand up in. I would imagine the water would be pretty cold if the boat tipped over.

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  1. Fascinating photo. It looks like there's snow on the hillside behind them.

    And, is there a stove at the left end of the boat in front of the sail.

    Where did they go if it rained?

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  2. Great looking boat. Maybe homemade?
    The large sack in the stern seems
    to be pulling it to port. Whereas
    the bow is level.
    Could be their homeward bound with
    a sackful of gold.

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  3. Whenever I see or hear the word "Yukon," I think of (and crave) potatoes.

    I'm a carb addict.

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  4. looks ta me like they are waitin for the wind,,waters kinda flat,,
    oldbear

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  5. I suspect the water is very cold without the boat tipping over. ;-)

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