Photos of Whitehorse, Yukon
The Sternwheeler Canadian Memorial
Whitehorse, Yukon Photo Album
The sternwheeler Canadian was renowned for her longevity, working on the upper Yukon River from 1898 until being scuttled to serve as as a breakwater to protect the White Pass railway at Whitehorse in 1931. During a major road reconstruction project in April 1997, however, she was buried under hundreds of tons of rock, although the boiler, pistons and sternwheel frame were recovered first. A memorial to the ship was later built just downriver, along the very popular Millennium Trail.
This photograph is © 1997-2016 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.