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
mostly unpaved road winds through a remote area in Northern Canada and sports splendid views.
The highway ends at the
north bank of the mighty 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 First Nation people, Dawson City rose to world fame and shame
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 City in
June 2007. Our car broke down so we had
to fly out to Whitehorse and had no time to fully explore the historic city.
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