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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.
The sternwheeler Canadian being buried by a new road construction project at Whitehorse, Yukon