|Enjoy the far reaches of the Yukon as we paddle onward today, passing many relics of the historic Gold Rush of 1898.|
As the riverboats plyed the Yukon in days gone by, there were over 100 wood camps set up along the River, each producing 200-300 cords of wood to supply the riverboats with fuel. The woodyards were spaced at intervals along the River so the paddleboats could stop and get their fuel for the next leg of the trip.
Step back in time to what “used to be,” as you stop at 17 Mile Wood Camp, and wander amongst these remnants of history….the remains of a two-room cabin and remnants of others. Standing in the steps of a bygone era….is for many people, an awesome experience.