Yukon Photo Tour Blog Aug 27 2016

August 27, 2016 at 11:38 AM

Exploring Dawson City August 26, 2016

The early morning fog burned off as we enjoyed our breakfast leaving a sunny day to explore Dawson City. In the morning, some Trekkers took to the nearby trails while others photographed the historic downtown area and visited the Dawson City Museum. Among its other displays, the Dawson City Museum is home to four restored locomotives that were used by the Klondike Mines Railway (KMR) from 1905-1913.  The KMR was a narrow gauge train line that was used to carry passengers and freight to and from the gold fields near Dawson.  

After lunch we boarded the paddle wheeler, Klondike Spirit, for a two-hour cruise on the Yukon River. The paddle wheeler heads about five kilometers downstream to Moosehide village, a traditional Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation village site accessible only by boat.  On our way back we cruised past the paddle wheeler graveyard where seven paddle wheelers were dry-docked in the early 1950’s as they became obsolete. 

Tonight we took in the follies show at Diamond Tooth Gerties, a not for profit gambling hall that directs all its profits back into the community. 

We ended the day with a late night trip up to Midnight Dome where we photographed the post sunset glow and star trails, but no Aurora Borealis. 

Early morning fog is just starting to burn off outside our cabins


Some hot properties for sale in downtown Dawson City


The historic Grand Theatre


Many of the buildings have been standing since the early 1900’s.


The bank that Robert Service worked in when he first moved to Dawson City.


S.S. Keno was the last paddle wheeler on the Yukon River making it’s last trip in 1960.


Dawson City Museum.


Klondike Spirit with the government ferry in the background.


Glaude & Godfrey found waiting for the safety briefing to be very serious business.


The Klondike Spirit has a flat bottom and no keel in order to maneuver the shallow sandbank areas of the river. Two paddle wheels provide propulsion.


Deb, Val and Betty Ann with Moosehide village in the background.


The paddle wheel graveyard; here you see two paddle wheelers that have fallen in on each other.


Dawson’s idea of a houseboat.


Sim, Kwang & Albert enjoying the river view.


The view down-river from Dawson City.


Diamond Tooth Gerties.


The lights of Dawson from Midnight Dome.


That's a wrap for today, tomorrow we will continue exploring and photographing the Dawson region. Good night from Dawson.


Please add a comment

Posted by Karen on
Looks like fun. I'm enjoying the photos, hello to Danny.
Posted by Rob on
Looks like a good time, got any more of the Follies?
Posted by Linda on
Great to see the Yukon. Looks like everyone is having a good time.
Posted by Brent on
Wow sun and blue skies.
Posted by Josie Miller on
It is so good to experience this through your eyes and remember our trip.
Posted by Dave Chidley on
YouCon take some nice photos! Good job, wish I was there.
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