WP&YR Caboose Platform in Skagway, Alaska - Encircle Photos

WP&YR Caboose Platform in Skagway, Alaska

Imagine reading a headline from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1897 exclaiming gold had been discovered in the Canadian Klondike. With dreams of riches dancing in your head, your adventure begins on a steamer. After arriving in the Port of Skagway, you must carry a ton of supplies through 40 miles of a treacherous mountain pass. Then you board another boat at Bennett, British Columbia, for a 70 mile ride down the Yukon River. If you survive, you discover most of the land has been claimed and the gold is gone. This hideous ordeal was the inspiration for building the White Pass & Yukon Route railroad to accommodate prospectors.


231 2nd Skagway, AK 99840


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