Alaska Yukon River
Did you know.....
~~It all started on August 17 1896 when the whole world equated the name
Moonlight on the Riverfront with gold. At least 35.000 Klondike gold rush stampeders descended on the
town, In the record year 1900 the Yukon goldfields produced more than 1,077,500
OZ. in nuggets and dust.
On the western bank of the Yukon River, this fishing village is accessible
from the Klondike highway. Following the highway through the Yukon and Alaska
you are literally on top of of it all. This is very, very far North. Not
quite at the North pole but way up there.
The Yukon is Alaska's largest river. It originates in Canada and flows 2,000
miles west into the Bering Sea. From the third week in May when the ice breaks
up until mid-October when it re-freezes, it is a summer waterway.
After it freezes, it is a winter highway. Since Klondike Gold Rush days, the
Yukon has seen heavy summer traffic by riverboats and steamers carrying
freight during the summer months
~~~Over the past 100 years in particular, hundreds of people from around the
world have left their homes, bound for adventure and riches in the Yukon or
Alaska, and have then vanished without a trace. Police records and personal
diaries explain a few of these disappearances, but most remain mysteries.