We'll end this brief trip to Alaska with Olga Plog on the Steamer Whitehorse, cruising down the Yukon. Other views of the ship show it is remarkably similar to the sternwheelers that cruised the Columbia in that era. I am sure Olga felt right at home.
I was sorry to learn the Whitehorse was lost in a spectacular fire in 1974.
Olga's album has many more fine historic images of Alaska and the Yukon, but it's time to head back to Hood River. Maybe we'll return to the Yukon later.
Tags: 1920s Alaska cruise cruise_ship Plog road_trip ship steamer steamship sternwheeler Whitehorse Yukon
Thanks Arthur for the Alaska trip. I see the on deck spectators are bundled up in coats and blankets. That has not changed in modern times
L.E. on 8th May 2020 @ 8:19am
This is described as both a boat and a ship. I understand a boat was flat bottomed such as the Columbia river sternwheelers or a row boat while a ship was V bottom for open seas There is mention of the size of the hold which to me would make it a ship ???.
Kenn on 8th May 2020 @ 8:48am
not sure whether it is a boat or ship but sad to see the fake paddle wheeler Empress (I think that is the name) tied up at the Quay dock in Vancouver. tough times for anyone in the tourist business or most businesses for that matter.
I hope all the HR History readers/posters are staying well.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 8th May 2020 @ 10:14am
While the modern sternwheelers on the Columbia aren't powered by steam, they still use the paddle for propulsion. I think they may have some docking jets to help in close quarters, but those paddles do most of the work.
ArthurB on 8th May 2020 @ 10:23am
Stern wheeler "Portland" in Portland is still steam powered, it is now a maritime museum.but still operates in the summer..
Kenn on 11th May 2020 @ 9:20am