Whitehorse, Yukon


August/September 2006


Things were considerably quieter in Whitehorse this close to the end of the season.  It was also considerably cooler this time.  We took advantage of the one sunny day and played a round of golf and took a tour of the S.S. Klondike, saving  visits to the Transportation Museum and the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre for rainy days. 

The tour of the S.S. Klondike was especially interesting to Gerry, sailor that he was.   Many cords of wood were required to feed the boiler that turned the paddle wheel, but the accommodations for first class passengers were quite nice.  The Transportation Museum featured several films that tied together much of what we learned on our Yukon and Alaska journey.  The Beringia museum deals with the period in history when there was a land bridge connecting Asia and North America.  Extremely well preserved fossils from that period (and others) were unearthed during the Gold Rush by placer miners digging into the permafrost.   The docent taught Terry how to throw an ancient spear (perhaps because we were the only visitors at the time). 

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We had the opportunity to spend several afternoons with Adeline, first cousin to Terry's mother.  One of her granddaughters, Lindsy, was married in Whitehorse on the 1st of September, giving us a chance to meet more of the family.   Now you can meet them, too.  They are all part of Adeline's family - she has four children, Sharon, Wilfred, Michael and Kathy and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.