the SS Keno is a sternwheel paddle steamer. She was retired in 1951
the autumn playing grounds for the Fourty Mile Caribou Herd
every now and then there is a small outpost
this is what thawing permafrost does to you house
mainstreet towards the ferry
the Flora Dora Hotel is past its haydays
here comes the ferry
Top of the World Highway to Dawson City
unpaved road travels through a remote area in Northern Canada and sports splendid views.
The road ends at the Yukon river opposite
Dawson City. In summer there is a ferry, in winter the river freezes over solid and you do not need a ferry.
Originally a small
camp ground for local Indians, Dawson City rose to world fame
during the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890th, when droves of
fortune seekers flooded the area.
It was the setting for the book The Call of The Wild by Jack London, one of my favourite books
when I was young.
There is still gold mining in the area, but the town's wild haydays have long past.
We drove Highway 9 to Dawson
June 2007. Our car broke down so we had to fly out to Whitehorse.
there may be gold in the creek, but they are all staked out, so gold panning is not allowed
the end of Highway 9 at the Yukon. Dawson City is on the other side
the car broke down so we have to fly to Whitehorse