Near Dawson City, Yukon Territory — The Canadian Territories
Location. 64° 4.3′ N, 139° 26.222′ W. Marker is near Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Marker is on Top of the World Highway. Touch for map. This marker is located near the west-side ferry landing on the Top of the World Highway. Marker is in this post office area: Dawson City, Yukon Territory Y0B 1G0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yukon Saw Mill Office Historic Site (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); The B.Y.N. Co. Ticket Office/La billettetereie de la compagnie B.Y.N. (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Palace Grand Theatre/Le théâtre Grand Palace (approx. one kilometer away); Post Office/Le bureau de poste (approx. one kilometer away); Madame Tremblay’s Store/Le magasin de Madame Tremblay (approx. one kilometer away); Bank of British North America/La Bank of British North America Dawson Daily News (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Tribute to the Miner (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dawson City.
Regarding West Dawson. West Dawson is the location of the Paddlewheel Graveyard. A half dozen paddlewheel steamboat were pulled ashore there in hopes of their future use, but their time had past. They were left to rot and collapse, and the forest is slowly encroached on them. The Paddlewheel graveyard may be accessed by walking to the end of Yukon Government Campground at West Dawson, then making one's way to the Yukon River and walking downstream along the river bank. Distance, about 1/2 mile.
Additional keywords. Klondike Gold Rush
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 543 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 18, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.