[Klondike] Photograph of Yukon Territory Sternwheeler "Nasutlin" Unknown Photographer.

[Klondike] Photograph of Yukon Territory Sternwheeler "Nasutlin"

Yukon Territory: n.p., c. 1920. Unmounted Photograph. Designed and partially built at Whitehorse by the British Yukon Navigation Company in 1912, this photo is c. 1915-1925, as she was not used 1926-28 and only did three trips in 1929. An uncommon image of a seldom seen sternwheeler, showing two women at the wheelhouse and two on the main deck with the rest of the passengers appearing to be sourdoughs and businessmen. Original gelatin silver print, 3 inches x 5 inches wide. A few pin holes, soil and small black paper remnants verso from a previous mounting. The Nasutlin was a shallow draft sternwheeler which operated mainly "... on the White, Stewart, Pelly and Porcupine Rivers, all tributaries of the Yukon." Cohen (1991), p. 11. Good. Item #3926

"June 13, 1913, Nasutlin first appears in The Star: "Officers and passengers on the steamers Vidette and Nasutlin which arrived yesterday morning from Dawson brought word of a rich placer strike having been made in the country between the heads of the White and Tanana rivers. According to the story, two men washed out upward of $900 in two days." Ref. Murray Lundberg No. 220 ; MacBride (Cariboo & NW Digest. 1948) p. 102.

Price: $75.00 CAD  other currencies