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Road Log, Alaska Military Highway

September 1st, 1945

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Roag Log, Alaska Military Highway, September 1st, 1945

1.The following log of the Alaska Military Highway was compiled at the office of the Special Commissioner for Defence Projects in Northwest Canada at 9937 - 103rd Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

 
2.

 
The mileages given are distances from Dawson Creek, B.C. proceeding northwesterly towards the Canada-Alaska border but are not guaranteed as absolutely correct due to various reasons. They are however approximately correct in relation to the mileposts as at August 31st, 1945.

 
3.

 
L & R refer to left-hand side of road and right-hand side of road respectively, proceeding northwesterly.

 
4.

 
"#" Denotes maintenance camp in operation.




Mile 0.0 Dawson Creek Railhead and Flight Strip No. 1
2.5 Old camp on R.
14.5 Old camp on R. Buildings gone.
# 20.0 Maintenance Camp and Kiskatinaw Bridge
22.0 Old camp on R.
27.0 Old camp on R.
31.0 Old camp on R. (Farm Buildings)
34.5 Old camp on R.
34.7 Pingel Creek Bridge
35.0 Peace River Bridge and 2 old camps on R.
48.0 Old camp on R.
48.9 Old camp on R.
49.0 Maintenance Camp at Fort St. John (now closed)
52.3 Charlie Lake Store on L and road to Hudson Hope
52.5 Old camp on R.
52.7 Charlie Lake Laundry (U.S.) on R.
52.8 Alaska Highway checking station R.
53.2 Trail to Charlie Lake on R.
56.5 Old camp on R.
58.1 Fort St. John Lumber Co. on L.
67.0 Old trail to Montney on R.
68.0 Old camp on L. (not visible from road)
69.0 Old camp on L. (not visible from road)
72.8 Road to Beatton River Intermediate Landing Field on R.
73.3 Telephone Line to River Intermediate Landing Field on R.
74.9 Old camp on R. (not visible from road)
83.5 Old camp on R.
84.5 Road to sawmill on L.
92.5 Old camp on R.
97.4 Road to U.S. Weather Station on R.
98.3 Old camp on L.
# 100.4 Maintenance camp "Blueberry 101"
117.5 Old camp on L.
135.0 Stone Quarry on R. Bldgs. on L.
136.0 Old camp on R.
136.2 Jorgys Bend Sign on L.
142.8 Old camp on L.
147.0 Old camp on L. & Tuck'er Inn (meals) Beatton River Bridge
147.3 Road to Flight Strip No. 2 (Sikanni Chief) on R.
154.0 Sign:- "Pink Mountains" on R. Mountains are on L.
159.2 Old camp on L.
159.9 Old camp on R.
161.5 Old camp on L.
161.9 Sikanni River Bridge
162.0 Old camp on R.
163.0 Maintenance camp on [...] "Sikanni Chief"
170.5 Mason Creek
170.8 Old camp on R.
175.1 Buckinghorse River Bridge
176.3 Old camp on R.
190.7 Old camp on L.
200.2 Old camp on R.
201.0 Maintenance Camp "Trutch" on [...]
206.8 Be [...] Creek Bridge
208.9 Old camp on L.
223.5 Road to Flight Strip "Prophet River" on [...]
223.9 Old camp on R. and L.
228.5 Bea[r?] Creek Bridge
229.0 Old sawmill camp on [...]
232.2 Old camp on R and L
232.9 Prophet River Store on R.
233.0 Lum & Abner (meals) on L.
233.9 Indian Creek bridge
242.5 Martin Creek Bridge
245.0 Maintenance camp "Prophet River" on [...]
246.9 Pa[...] Creek bridge
252.8 Little Beaver Creek bridge
258.5 Old camp on L.
260.1 Old camp on L.
264.3 Big Beaver Creek bridge
278.0 Old camp on R and L
278.5 Jackfish Creek bridge
278.8 Maintenance camp "Jackfish Creek" on L (now closed)
295.5 Old camp on R.
297.0 Old camp on R. Muskwa River bridge
299.0 Old camp on R.
299.6 Road to Ft. Nelson Airport on R. 6½ miles distant
# 300.0 Maintenance Camp "Fort Nelson" on R & L.
306.8 Old camp on R
307.9 Old camp on R.
308.0 Old camp on R.
308.2 Old camp on R & L
320.7 Spruce Creek (culvert)
324.8 Raspberry Creek bridge & camp on L.
335.0 Kledo River Bridge & camp on R & L.
340.1 Old camp on L & steamboat Creek bridge.
351.0 Maintenance camp on L "Steamboat Mountain" (now closed)
352.2 Summit of Steamboat Hill
358.4 Gardner Creek bridge
363.0 Mill Creek bridge & old camps on L.
375.0 Old camp on L.
383.0 Tetsa River bridge #1
385.0 Tetsa River bridge #2
387.9 Old camp on L.
390.0 North Fork Tetsa River bridge.
391.5 Old camp on L.
392.0 Maintenance camp "Summit Lake" on L.
Highest point on Highway elevation 4170 feet
392.0 Summit Lake on L extends to mile 393.3
395.2 Vetah bridge
396.5 "107 Mile creek" bridge
396.6 Old camp on L.
398.5 Stoney Creek bridge
402.0 Pebble Creek bridge
403.5 Gravel Creek bridge
408.2 Old camp on L.
410.5 McDonald Creek bridge
417.1 Small culvert - bridge
418.5 Racing River bridge
422.8 Old camp on L.
422.9 Old camp on [...]
424.5 Wood Creek bridge
425.0 Small bridge
425.5 Old camp on R & L
433.5 Small wood bridge
435.0 Little Wood Creek bridge
437.8 Toad River Bridge
441.8 Old camp on L & Pederson Creek bridge #1
441.9 Old camp on R & L
443.5 Pederson Creek bridge #2
444.7 Pederson Creek bridge #3
445.0 Pederson Creek bridge #4
449.0 Summit of Muncho Pass elevation 3160 feet
449.9 Old camp on R & L
# 456.0 Maintenance camp "Muncho Lake" on L. Old camp on R.

                  Time changes here - one hour back going north.

456.5 Old camp on L
458.0 Old camp on L
460.0 Old camp on R
460.0 Old camp on R (near to previous camp)
462.0 Old camp on R
463.1 Old camp on L
472.0 Old camp on L
476.3 Trout River bridge & Old camp on L
478.0 Small wood bridge
479.3 Prochniak Creek bridge
492.3 Old camp on R (trail to this camp is just beyond Lower Liard Bridge)
493.5 Old camp on L
495.7 Old camp on L
495.9 Lower Liard River Bridge & Maintenance camp "Liard" on L. (now closed)
496.0 Trail on R. to U.S. Weather station
496.5 Trail to "Liard Hot Springs"
501.3 Teeter Creek bridge
502.5 Old camp on L.
507.6 Road to Flight Strip #4 "Liard Canyon" on L
513.9 Smith River bridge
514.1 Old camp on R.
516.8 Road to Smith River Intermediate Landing Field on R
527.5 Old camp on R & L
532.2 Old camp on R & Coal River bridge
537.0 Old camp on R & L
539.6 Old camp on L
# 543.0 Maintenance camp "Coal River" on R
547.0 Old wooden bridge
558.0 Leguil Creek bridge (small)
558.1 Old camp on R.
570.5 Signpost "Allens Lookout" on L.
577.3 Sandin Creek
578.1 Old camp on R
583.9 Soby Brook (Sign on R)
588.1 Contact Creek bridge (where highway construction crews met in November, 1942)
594.3 Iron Creek bridge
596.0 Maintenance camp on L "Iron Creek" now closed
606.0 Old camp on R just before bridge & Hyland River bridge
606.1 Old camp on R & one hut on L
606.2 Old camp on L
618.7 Mill Creek bridge
619.9 Lower Post. Hudsons Bay Co. Store on L.
626.8 Marker on L Re: Entering Yukon
631.9 Old camp on L.
# 634.6 "Watson Lake" Maintenance camp on L. RCAF guard gate 7 miles distant
652.5 Old camp on R
670.2 Little Rancheria bridge
670.3 Maintenance camp "Little Rancheria" on L
674.0 Big Creek bridge
687.0 Old camp on R
687.1 Lower Rancheria Bridge
692.6 Pump Station "Z" on L
694.9 Spencer Creek bridge
710.0 Rancheria maintenance camp on L (now closed)
712.0 Canyon Creek bridge
721.5 Upper Rancheria bridge
722.3 Old camp on L. Access road on L to Pine Lake Flight strip #5
725.1 Swift River bridge
727.3 Old camp on L
733.0 Seagull Creek bridge
# 733.4 "Swift River" Maintenance camp on L
735.9 Partridge Creek bridge
741.6 Screw Creek bridge & old camp on L
747.7 Pump Station "Y" on L
751.2 Logjam Creek bridge
755.4 Youall Creek - small bridge
759.2 Smart River bridge
759.3 Old camp on L
767.6 Upper Hazel Creek bridge
768.7 Lower Hazel Creek
770.0 Morris Lake maintenance camp on R. Now closed
775.8 Old camp on L
777.0 Morley River bridge
777.3 Old camp on R
777.7 Old camp on L
790.7 Old camp on R
790.5 Small bridge
794.0 Pump station "X" & camp on R
803.6 Nisutlin Bay bridge
# 804.0 Teslin Maintenance camp on R
804.2 Village of Teslin on L
804.5 Access road on R to Teslin Intermediate Landing Field
813.1 "Ten Mile Creek" bridge
815.9 Hamlet on L at lakeshore
816.8 "Lone Tree Creek" bridge
822.5 "Deadman Creek" bridge
825.0 "Twentymile creek" bridge
829.7 Old camp on R & L
836.0 Johnson's Crossing maintenance camp on R (now closed) Road to Norman Wells on R
836.1 Road to Norman Wells & Canol on R
836.5 Teslin River bridge
836.6 Old camp on R
843.0 Access road to Flight Strip #6 on R. Squanga Lake
843.9 Old camp on L
849.0 Johns River bridge
855.0 Pump station "W" on R
865.4 Jakes Corner. Road Junction to Carcross (33miles)
865.8 Old camp on R
872.2 Judas Creek bridge
# 883.2 Marsh Lake maintenance camp on L
888.5 Bridge "Glacier #1"
888.6 Bridge "Glacier #2"
890.3 McClintock River bridge
893.4 Bridge "Glacier #3"
897.6 Lewes River Bridge. Old camp on L just over bridge
904.6 Road junction to Carcross (31½ miles)
908.3 Old checking station on R.
909.3 Checking station on L. Also McRae Railhead
909.4 Whitepass & Yukon Railroad crossing
909.8 Access road on R leading to U.S. laundry
910.8 H.Q.'s maintenance camp on R "911" now closed
916.2 U.S. Airport guard-gate on R
917.0 R.C.A.F. #10 C.M.U. on L.
917.3 Top of "2-mile hill" to Whitehorse
919.1 Checking station on L & McIntyre Creek bridge
936.5 Old camp on R & L
946.5 Takhinni River bridge. Old camp on L Just over bridge
# 956.0 Stoney Creek bridge & maintenance camp on R
956.7 Pump Station "B" on R
968.0 Old camp on L
968.1 Mendenhall Creek bridge
974.7 Indian Village on L & Indian graveyard on R
987.5 Old camp on R
987.8 Cracker Creek bridge
995.2 Road to Aishihik Intermediate Landing Field on R (74 miles)
996.0 Building on R
996.4 Aishihik Maint. Camp (Now closed) on R & L & Aishihik bridge
997.8 Pump Station "C"
999.9 Old camp on R
1006.8 Marshall Creek bridge
1013.5 Access road to Flight Strip #7 on R "Pon Lake"
# 1016.4 Haines Road Junction maintenance camp on L (RCMP here)
1018.8 Pine Creek bridge
1019.0 Dominion Experimental Station on R
1022.1 Bear Creek bridge & Mrs. McIntosh's Trading Post on R just over bridge
1027.9 Summit Bear Creek Pass elevation 3240 feet
1034.5 Jarvis Creek bridge
1035.9 Pump Station "D"
1036.2 Kloo Lake trading Post on R. Old camp on L
1038.1 Old camp on R
1048.1 Christmas Creek bridge
1053.4 Trail on R to Kluane Lake
1054.4 Old camp on L
1056.0 Kluane Lake Maintenance camp on L (now closed)
1058.9 Slims River bridge
1061.5 Soldiers Summit on L Alaska Highway officially opened at this point
1064.1 Old camp on R
1066.6 Small new wood bridge
1071.6 New small bridge replacing culvert
1078.3 Nines Creek bridge
1080.3 Standard oil camp on L. Old buildings on R
1082.9 Pump Station "E" on L
# 1083.0 Destruction Bay maintenance camp on R old pump station on L
1083.8 Old buildings on R
1089.1 Small bridge "Halfbreed Creek"
1093.0 Trail to Burwash Landing on R. Jacquot Bros.
1095.0 Access road on R to Flight Strip #8 "Burwash"
1098.0 Old camp on R
1098.1 Old camp on L
1098.5 Duke River bridge
1103.9 Burwash Creek bridge
1111.6 Quill Creek bridge
1113.9 Glacier Creek bridge
1116.7 Cairn to U.S. Officer - crushed by a "Caterpillar tractor
1119.2 Swede Johnson Creek bridge
1126.5 Pump Station "F" on L
1130.0 Old camp on L
1130.1 Old camp on L
1130.4 Donjek Trestle No. 1
1130.8 Donjek Trestle No. 3
1131.2 Donjek Trestle No. 4 - 5
1131.7 Donjek Trestle No. 6
1131.8 Donjek Trestle No. 7 (Main channel here)
1132.2 Concrete mound on L to U.S. Private
1137.0 Old camp on R
1146.1 Grafe Creek bridge
1146.6 Edith Creek bridge & Old camp just over bridge on R
1150.0 Old camp on R
1151.5 Lake Creek bridge
# 1155.9 Koidern Maintenance Camp on L
1156.0 Koidern #1 bridge
1164.0 Koidern #2 bridge & old camp on L just over bridge
1164.2 Two Lakes bridge
1165.0 Old camp on L
1165.1 White (overflow) bridge
1165.8 Pump Station "G" on L
1167.3 Old buildings on L
1168.6 Old camp on L
1169.1 White River bridge
1176.8 Old camp on L
1178.0 Sanpete Creek bridge
1178.4 Little Sanpete Creek bridge
1181.0 Dry Creek bridge #1
1184.2 Old camp just before bridge on R & L. Dry Creek Bridge #2
1188.4 Road junction on R to Snag Intermediate Landing Field
1191.8 Old camp on R
1195.7 Niggerhead Creek bridge
1200.0 Old camp on R
1200.3 Beaver Creek #1 bridge
1200.5 Beaver Creek #2 bridge (main channel)
1200.6 Old camp on R & L
1205.4 Pump Station "H" R & L
1206.2 Snag Creek maintenance camp on R (now closed)
1208.0 Snag Creek bridge
1213.1 Old camp on R. Another on L
1218.0 Mirror Creek bridge
1220.0 Old camp on R
1220.3 New bridge replacing culverts
1221.4 Canada-Alaska border




    This document has been reproduced exactly as originally printed, with no changes to inconsistent capitalization and punctuation.

    At several points where some printing is missing on the copy of the document which I used to create this, I have inserted "[...]"

  • the locations of 123 old highway construction camps are noted.

  • 16 airfields are listed, at Miles 0 (Dawson Creek), 72.8 (Beatton River), 147.3 (Sikanni Chief), 223.5 (Prophet River), 299.6 (Fort Nelson), 507.6 (Liard Canyon), 516.8 (Smith River), 634.6 (Watson Lake), 722.3 (Pine Lake), 804.5 (Teslin), 843.0 (Squanga Lake), 916.2 (Whitehorse), 995.2 (Aishihik), 1013.5 (Pon Lake), 1095.0 (Burwash), and 1188.4 (Snag)

  • 11 pump stations are listed, at Miles 692.6, 747.7, 794.0, 855.0, 956.7, 997.8, 1035.9, 1082.9, 1126.5, 1165.8, and 1205.4.

  • there were only 7 facilities for civilians noted: Charlie Lake Store at Mile 52.3, Tuck'er Inn at Mile 147.0, Prophet River Store at Mile 232.9, Lum & Abner at Mile 233.0, a Hudson Bay Company store at Mile 619.9, Mrs. McIntosh's Trading Post at Mile 1022.1, and the Kloo Lake Trading Post at Mile 1036.2.

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