Sunday, June 18, 2017

June 18: Relaxing in Whitehorse

We decided to spend a day in Whitehorse doing some errands and reorganizing, etc. It has been a beautifully sunny day with temperatures in the 60s-70s all day.

One highlight of the day was a visit to the S.S. Klondike II, which was a stern-wheeler riverboat that ran the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City (460 miles) from 1937 to 1955. It could carry 300 tons of freight and passengers. Very interesting!
The boat had only a 4 foot draft so it could navigate the river.
The freight deck also accommodated the 2nd class passengers. Yearly earnings for this time were about $25/year and that was the cost of this trip.
Both 1st and 2nd class passengers had access to the sun deck.
First class passengers ate and lounged in luxury for $35 for the trip with nice private sleeping compartments.
This deck was not accessible to the 2nd class passengers
We had a wonderful day exploring this historic boat!

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