The left camp and headed into town.
Our 1st stop was visitors center. We picked up some info and saw 2 films.
It’s shops are painted to look like old buildings.
Dawson is a 10 to 12 day paddle from Whitehorse.
One of the boats are docked here next to the Yukon River.
Dawson City lives and breathes the rich history of its past. When gold was discovered in Rabbit Creek (later renamed Bonanza Creek) in 1896, a town-site was staked at the mouth of the Kolndike River and Dawson City was born. Dawson boomed almost overnight, with 6,000 people arriving before winter that first year. Thousands more came when the first ships arrived in American Ports with Klondike Gold. Near the end of the nineteenth century, Dawson City had a population of over 30,000. Dawson’s current population is about 2,000.
After walking around the town we drove to “The Dome”. You can get a real good 360 view of the city from up here.
Then we drove up to the Dredge #4.
Not long after the gold was discovered, dredges were brought into the Yukon. The first one was in the fall of 1899. This was one of the two dozen dredges that worked this area.
We are taking the ferry when we leave tomorrow across the Yukon River.
This is the ferry
It should be interesting.
I will now have to go back into town to post todays and yesterday’s blog. Then we are grilling chicken for dinner.