YUKON RIVERBOAT CAPTAINS

 

 

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By Jerry E. Green                Greenje@muohio.edu

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The information in the following pages is the result of several years of research on the Yukon Territory in general and on Yukon River steamboats and their captains specifically. This updated version of the Captains List has been considerably enhanced by information supplied by Dick Morris of Anchorage, Alaska who provided me with material from Alaskan newspapers and the U. S. Census. To him I owe considerable thanks. I also owe a debt of gratitude to Art Knutson of Kirkland, Washington who never failed to answer my many questions about river-boating on the Yukon. Thanks also to the many individuals who have responded to the website with additional information and photographs. Many of those responders were writing in regard to an ancestor and I am glad to have been of some help. Any errors are my responsibility and I would appreciate correspondence from those who have additions or corrections.

 

Revised version, August12, 2011

 

INTRODUCTION

Captains of Yukon River steamboats came from a variety of river systems and each had a wide range of experiences. The following list of captais identifies some two hundred and eighty-one derived from the sources in the bibliography. Most came from rivers in the United States. Those who were from Canada have been identified as such with an asterisk (*) and the captains with non-North American origins have been identified with a pound sign (#).When known, the river on which the captain began his career is noted in small type in parentheses. To simplify the references, some abbreviations have been used as follows: For those references cited as "Register", the source was Canada, Department of National Revenue, Customs Port Records, 1899-1924, Dawson Register of Vessels Inward. "FCS" refers to the Family Chronicle Supplement, "Dawson City, Yukon Territory and Alaska Directory and Gazetteer, 1901" by M.L. Ferguson, publisher, September/October, 1996, pp. 3-48. Nugget refers to the newspaper Klondike Nugget of Dawson.

 

See bibliography for full citations.

 

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ABBOT, W. B.

1899, Master of the WILLIE IRVING, May 20 (Register).

1898, Nugget for June notes him as Captain of the IOWA. Hunt also notes him as Captain but uses the initials E.G. (p.5).

 

* ADAMS, CHARLES WILBUR, (Yukon River)

1963,  Died, September, age 87.

1961, Recollections with photos published in September, 1961 issue of The Alaska Sportsman.

1947, Retired to Los Angeles, The Alaska Sportsman, September, 1961.

1923,  Master of the ALASKA (Register).

1918,  Master of the JULIA B.

1918, Work application filed with British Yukon Navigation Co.

1911, Noted in the May19, 1911 issue of the Fairbanks Daily Times as manager of the MINNEAPOLIS.

1901,  Captain of the LaVELLE YOUNG, age 26; (Alaska Sportsman, September, 1961). He was engaged by E.T. Barnette to carry supplies up the Tanana River to Tanana Crossing (Tanacross).

1875, Born, October 18, Hanover, Ontario, Canada.See also WWI Registration, State of Alaska.

SEE: Newell, p. 681, 1966.

 

ADAMS, HOWARD L.,

1953, Cited in Anderson as Captain of the TANANA.

1949, Captain of the NENANA (Newell, p. 560, 1966).

                Captain Howard Adams was the nephew of Captain Charles W. Adams.

 

ALLAN, ED,

1899, Master of the Tyrell (Register).

 

ALLANBY, T.W.,

1907, Master of the VIXEN (Register).

1902, Master of the VIXEN (Register).

 

ALLENBACK,

1899, He was noted in Holder, p. 32, in connection with the JOHN C. BARR. In late 1899 or early 1900, Captain Allenback was in the restaurant business in Nome with George Holder (“Steamboat Stampeder”,  The Alaska Sportsman, November, 1958, p. 38).

 

ANDERSON, AMUND,

1931, Died, age approximately 60, May, Unalaska.

Noted as former Yukon River steamboat pilot  (Newell p. 413, 1966).

 

ANDERSON, P.M.,

1879, He was noted by Downs (p.138) as Captain of the ST. MICHAEL.

 

APPLEBY,

1909, He was noted by McBride (1948-49) in connection with the GERTRUDE on the Fairbanks-Innoko Run, August, 1909.

 

*ARMSTRONG, FRANK P., (Columbia River)

1898, Noted in Hacking as joining with the John Irving Navigation Co. and for two seasons running boats on Tagish Lake and on the Lake Bennett-Atlin run. He was a former Columbia River Captain.

1887, Built new boats at Golden, B.C. (Newell, p. 5, 1966).

1885, Built first steamboat to ply the upper Columbia at Golden, B.C. (Newell, p. 5, 1966).

SEE: Newell footnotes #5, p. 4 and #8, p.37 (1966).

 

ATWELL, SI

1915, Noted in Fairbanks Sunday Times of May 30th as master of the LITTLE DELTA

 

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BABCOCK, JAMES,

1900, Master of the SYBIL (Register).

 

BAILEY, HENRY,

1919, He died, October 27, 1919 in Mayo according to Pan for Gold Database records.

1916, Master of the NASUTLIN  (Register).

1913, Master of the NORCOM  (Register).

1906, Master of the SCHWATKA  (Fairbanks Evening News. August 14, 1906)

1903, Master of CASCO.(White Pass and Yukon Personnel Records).

1898, Master of PHILLIP B. LOW (British North America Co).White Pass and Yukon Personnel Records)

 

BAIN, ROBERT,

1899, Master of the RIDEOUT  (Register).

 

BALDWIN, ROBERT, (Ohio River)

1899, Took command of the ALICE.

1898, In winter quarters at Andreafsky, December 10, 1898. (Waterways Journal, July 8, 1899, p. 7).

1898, Waterways Journal (May 21, p. 8) noted he had contracted to command a steamboat being completed at Unalaska. He was from New Albany, Indiana.

1854, He was born, New Albany, Indiana. (Federal Census, 1900,Indiana).

 

BARKER, FRED ORVILLE, (Yukon River)

1915, Listed in Steamboat Inspection Service under Masters and Pilots, Steam, Motor, St. Michaels.

1910, Listed in Census as steamboat captain.

1881, He was born in Kansas. (Federal Census, 1910, Washington).

 

BARNETTE, E (Elbridge)T(Truman),

1902, Built the ISABELLE using machinery and boilers from ARCTIC BOY. This vessel was to take him back to his settlement which became Fairbanks, Alaska. The boat was named for his wife Isabelle Cleary Barnette (Cole, p.30).

1900, Bought the ARCTIC BOY to carry goods to Tanana Crossing. It sank in the harbor at St. Michaels.

1897, One of the many S.S. CLEVELAND passengers who were stranded at St. Michaels, helped buy and was chosen Captain of the ST. MICHAEL bought from the Jesuit mission and headed for Dawson.

1897, Left for the Klondike on the S.S. CLEVELAND. Originally from Akron, Ohio, he was living in Montana when news of the Klondike strike was announced (Cole, p. 2. See also Dunham, p. 405 and Newell p.81, 1966).

 

 

# BARR, JOHN CHRISTIE, (Missouri River)

1900, Photo in Alaska Magazine and Canadian Yukoner, (March, 1900).

1899, Nugget for June 10 lists him as Transportation Manager for the North American Transportation and Trading Co.

1898, Noted by Newell (p.12, 1966) as Captain of the PORTUS B. WEARE.

1881, Lass notes him as Chief Administrator of Ft. Benton Transportation Co. in 1881 and that he returned to the Missouri River.

1860s, Curtin notes that he served in the Union Army during the Civil War (p.281).

1844, Born in Scotland, son of John Barr and Jean Christie.

                The University of Washington Archives have additional information on Captain Barr.

 

BARRINGTON, ED, (Puget Sound)

1899, Died, September (Green ™s Mortuary Records, Pan for Gold Database).

1898, Nugget for June notes him as owner of the AQUILLA and well known on Puget Sound as skipper of the GREYHOUND plying between Seattle and Everett. Morgan notes him as a pilot on the WILLIE IRVING (p.63).

 

BARRINGTON, HILL WILLIAM, (Puget Sound)

1903, He was noted in Register as Master of the LOUISE. He was the younger brother of Sid Barrington and noted by Morgan in conjunction with the LA FRANCE (p. 63).There is a photo of him in Morgan, p.64.

1877, Born August 15, Washington (1910 Federal Census, Washington). (WWI Draft Registration)

 

BARRINGTON, SYDNEY CHARLES, (Puget Sound)

1963, (64) Died, age 88, July, Oak Harbor (Newell, p. 681, 1966).

1929, Left Yukon. He was a member of Sourdough Stampede Assoc., Inc. 1930 and was living at 1426 11th Avenue W., Seattle (Alaska-Yukon Gold Book, p. 93).

1916, With Charles Binkley, built HAZEL B #2 (Sturgis).

1915, Noted in connection with the Side Streams Navigation Co. and the flagship vessel VIDETTE (Fairbanks Daily Times, October 9, 1915)

1908, Had the HAZEL B built at Seattle (Newell, p. 255).

1908, Had the 835 ton JULIA B built by Cook and Lake at Ballard for his Yukon Transportation Co. (Newell, p. 152).

1906, Had the 59 ton HATTIE B built in Seattle for his Alaska Service (Newell, p. 118).

1901, Listed in F.C.S. as resident of Dawson, occupation - pilot.

1900, Newell (p.64) notes him as operating the FLORENCE S. when she sank July 29, 1900 (Canadian documents show this as July 25, 1900).

1899, Listed as owner of the DOMVILLE.

1898, Nugget notes he took over command of WILLIE IRVING on August 6, when his brother became ill with typhoid.

1896, He was a native of Oak Harbor, Whidby Island. Became master at age 21. He was a Puget Sound Captain and went to the Yukon in 1896; he was first person to pilot a steamer through Miles Canyon (Newell, p. 681).

1868, He was born, Washington (Federal Census, 1910, Washington). There is a photo of him in Morgan, p.64.

 

BASEY, D.C. (Mississippi River)

1899, Nugget for June 17 lists him as Master of the OIL CITY.

1899, Curtin (p. 164) notes him as being "...an old Mississippi River Captain...about sixty..."

1898, In command of the OIL CITY (Knutson, The Moran Fleet, 1997, p. 99).

1897, Newspaper articles indicate his interest in the development of a dredge to be built in Seattle.

1893, Waterways Journal (December 2, 1893) reported him serving on the government vessel MANDAN and that in December he had returned to his home in Brunswick, Missouri.

 

BEEDLE, HIRAM E., (Mississippi River)

1920, Died (White Pass & Yukon Personnel Record).

1911, Waterways Journal for November 4, 1911 mentions that Hiram Beedle was going to Bellvue , Iowa for the winter.

1909, Photo in Mississippi and Ohio Rivers Pilots Society, Historical Sketch.

1908, Pilot on the SARAH (S and D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43).

1901, Listed in Way and Bates in  Steamboat Bill  of 1959 as the first skipper of the WILL ISOM; from Bellevue, Iowa.

1899, Listed in Captain ™s List of Bluebook of American Shipping.

1897, Waterways Journal September 4, 1897, p.8 notes him bound for the Klondike.

1893, Captain of the MAY LIBBY from Hastings, Minnesota to New Orleans (Waterways Journal, November 18, 1893).

1882, Associated with the WILL S. HAYES as Chief Engineer, Cincinnati-New Orleans. (Way ™s Packet Directory.).

1881, November 4, Captain of the WAR EAGLE which sank at Keokuk (Way ™s Packet Directory).

1881, Listed in Way ™s Packet Directory as pilot on the GEM CITY, St. Louis-St. Paul.

1856, Blair notes him as a pilot at Galena, Illinois.

 

BERGMAN, JAMES,

1904, Master of the OIL CITY.

1900, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register).

!899, Alig mentions (p.111) a Captain Burghman(Bergman) as captain of the YUKON, February 14,1899.

1898-1899, Nugget for May 3, 1900 notes him as Master of the Alaska Commercial Co.'s BELLA for 1898-1899.

 

BINGHAM,

1906, Listed by McBride as Captain of D. R. CAMPBELL.

1905, Listed as Captain of the DUSTY DIAMOND on trips between Tanana and Fairbanks.

 

BINKLEY, CHARLES MADISON, (Ohio River)

1925, Died.

1908-10, With Sid Barrington, various HAZEL B ™s.

1899, On the BAILEY (Sturgis).

1897, He began as a pilot on the Ohio River and left for the Yukon in1897.

1880, Born, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Sturgis).

 

BINKLEY, CHARLES M. JR. (JIM), (Yukon River)

2003, Died, January 9(Anchorage Daily News.)

1980, Noted in S & D Reflector as a Yukon River Pilot (December, 1980, p. 2).

1971, Added DISCOVERY II to the excursion fleet.

1961-65, Served in Alaska State House (Alaska Scrapbook, Anchorage Daily News).

1955, Built and added the DISCOVERY to excursion fleet. (The Alaska Sportsman, May, 1960)

1950, Began an excursion business at Fairbanks with GODSPEED.

1920, Born, May 16, Wrangell (Anchorage Daily News 5/21/2006).

 

BINKLEY, JIM, JR., (Yukon River)

1995, Attended  Tall Stacks  in Cincinnati; SEE:  Cincinnati Enquirer  (October 15, 1995, p. B-1).

1950, Born.

 

BLACK, GEORGE S.,

1962, There is a biographical article in April, 1962 issue of Alaska Sportsman and a photo on p. 69 of Anderson.

1953, Died, September. He drowned during the last trip of the summer. Had been a Captain on Yukon/Tanana System for 37 years; YUTANA.

1953, Built the steel-hulled YUTANA.

1935, Bought IDLER which had diesel engines.

1930, Built the KUSKO.

Late 1920 ™s, Bought the BERTHA.

1918, Bought the stern wheeler PIONEER which was replaced by a second PIONEER in 1926. (Wallace)

1893, Born, Ballard, Washington.

 

BLAIR, WILLIAM A.,

1913, Captain of the ALASKA (Alaska Citizen, July 17, 1913).

1910, A William Blair is listed by Heckman as Master of the MONARCH.

1909, Captain of the JOHN J.HEALY (Polk ™s Alaska  -Yukon Gazeteer,1909-1910).

1908, Captain of the EVELYN (Fairbanks Daily Times, September 16, 1908).

1907, Noted by Heckman as Captain of the J.C. BARR.

1906-1907, He is listed by McBride as Captain in connection with the ELLA on the St. Michael-Fairbanks run.

1902, Knutson (1997, pg. 96) notes him as Master of the ROBERT KERR.

1901, Listed as resident, Dawson City in F.C.S.

1872, Born, Providence, R.I. (Federal Census, 1910, Alaska).

 

BLEDSOE, W.H., (Mississippi River)

1908, Master of the ST. MICHAEL (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43).

1901, The Davenport Republican for Aug.11, 1901 has an interesting article regarding his being sued for breach of promise regarding his time in the Klondike.

1900, Captain Bledsoe was from Davenport, Iowa. In 1900 he was pilot on the SUSIE with Captain Dolson (Waterways Journal, May 12, 1900, p 10).

1877, Born, Iowa (Federal Census, 1920, Iowa).

 

# BLOOMQUIST, CHARLES JOHN, (Yukon River)

1918, Died in the S.S. PRINCESS SOPHIA Disaster. He was an employee of the White Pass and Yukon Route (Pan for Gold Database).

1914-1916, Master of the DAWSON (Register).

1907, Master of the BONANZA KING (Register).

1899, Master of the AUSTRALIAN.

Born, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

BOERNER, CHARLES AUGUST,

1933, He was working at Mayo for Northern Commercial. Kitchner describes him as "...one of the company's pioneer ships captains..." (p. 20).He retired to Oakland, Ca. (Kitchner, p.117).

1908, Master of the LaVELLE YOUNG (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43).

1906, Master of the LaVELLE YOUNG (Fairbanks Evening News September 6, 1906).

1904, Listed in Hedrick and Savage as the Master of the KOYUKUK, summer of 1904 (p. 26).

1875, Born, July (Federal Census, 1910, Alaska).

 

BONSER, JOHN HENRY, (Skeena River)

1910, Sometime after 1910 (probably 1913) he was Captain of the INLANDER in Skeena River service (Newell, p. 174).

1909, Captain Bonser is noted as captain of the NECHACO on the upper Fraser River.( Boudreau,p. 79)

1909, Mentioned in Newell (p. 162) as  ...a veteran of the Skeena and Yukon Rivers... 

1906, Captain of the PHEASANT when she was wrecked on the Skeena River (Newell, p. 127).

1902, Moved to Upper Frazer River steamers CHILCO, CHILCOTIN  (Newell, p. 82).

1900, Hired from Hudson ™s Bay Company to run MONTE CHRISTO on the Skeena for R. Cunningham & Son (Newell, p.61).

1894, Command of CALEDONIA on the Skeena River (Louis and Dryden, p. 391).

 

BOYCE, D.C.,

1899, Master of the OIL CITY (Knutson, The Moran Fleet, 1997, p.99).

 

BRAGG, T.G.,

1913, Master of the NORCOM (Register).

 

BRAGG, W.T.,

1913, Master of the VIDETTE (Register).

1909, Master of the CASCA (Register).

1902, Master of the SYBIL (Register).

1901, Master of the BAILEY (Register).

1898, Victoria Colonist, April 21 cites him as being a Captain on the ORA. Captain Bragg was from Victoria.

 

BRATNOBER, HENRY (Earnest Wilhelm),

1909, Listed in Polk ™s Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1909-1910 as living at the Golden Gate Hotel in Nome.

1909, Credited by T. A. Rickard with the idea of using a snow fence to accumulate snow which could be melted later when water was short. See Bratnober website: www.bratnober.com

1905, He built and Captained the ELLA. She was gas powered and named after his wife. (Coutts, p. 32) (Newell, p. 113).

 

#BREADEN, ROBERT HENRY ( HARRY ),

1955, Died, March 1, Gibson, British Columbia.

1921, Master of the THISTLE (Register).

1907-21, Crew member on PROSPECTOR, LIGHTNING, WHITEHORSE, NASUTLIN.

1907, 2nd, Mate, NASUTLIN.

1898, He was a crew member of the LIGHTNING Victoria to Yukon with ten other vessels.

1868, Born, March 27, Staffordshire, England.

 

*BROMLEY, WILLIAM JOHN,

According to Knutson(1979,p.64) Captain Bromley retired to Victoria,B.C.

He was Captain of the KLONDIKE #2 for over 20 years. (Weppler).

 

BROWN, ELMER, (Ohio River)

1919, He was port captain and superintendent of construction for the North American Transportation and Trading Co., St. Michael. He was a former Ohio-Mississippi master. Waterways Journal 4, 19, 1914, p. 52.

1901, Noted in Pan for Gold Database as resident of St. Michael where he was Port Captain. Newell (pp. 67-68) also notes he was superintendent of construction of the WILL ISOM.

1899, Noted in Waterways Journal (October 7, 1899, p. 12) as born in Pittsburgh.

1898, Waterways Journal (September 10, p. 3) notes him as Captain of KLONDIKE.

 

BROWN, F.L.,

1899, Master of the SYBIL (Register).

 

BROWN, J.B.,

1900, Master of the ANGLIAN (Register).

 

BROWN, THOMAS H.,

1900, Master of the ORA (Register).

 

BUHRO ,HARRY,

1898, Alig (p.61,129) mentions Captain Harry Buhro of the D.ARMSTRONG party as receiving his captains license for five years in July, 1898. Captain Buhro was from St. Petersburg, Russia and was born in 1875.

 

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CADZOW, DAN,

1929, Died

1916, Master of the RAMPART (Register).

Member of the Yukon Order of Pioneers. (Pan for Gold Database).

 

CALDERHEAD, RENWICK W.,

1954, Died, age 86, Coronado del Mar, California, (Pan for Gold Database).

1906,  The Fairbanks Evening News  for August 1, 1906 notes Captain Calderhead as forming a new  independent steamline  (Hedrick and Savage, p. 30).

1903, Polk Gazetteer notes him as Manager, Merchants Transportation Co. (Pan for Gold Database).

1902, McBride indicates him as Captain of LaFRANCE.

 

CAMPBELL, J. J.,

1908, Listed by Heckman as Master of the JOHN C. BARR.

1901, On S.S. BAILEY, Lynch (p. 353).

1900, Listed in the Nugget for June 17th as Captain of the FLORA.

1899, Captain of the ORA (Register).

 

CAMPBELL, MALCOLM,

1914, Master of the SELKIRK (Register).

 

* CARTER, HENRY (Harry), (Puget Sound)

1930, Died, near Kirkland, Washington.

1906, Captain of INDIANAPOLIS on Puget Sound.

1898, Went to Yukon in charge of the KATIE HEMERICH.

1858, (4) Born, New Brunswick (Federal Census,1900, Washington),  Newell (pp. 117, 214, 351, 406)

 

CASBY, F. LARUE,

1902, Master of the SCOUT (Register).

 

CASEY, JOHN (James), (Puget Sound)

1899, Nugget lists him as Captain of the W. S. STRATTON.

1898, Newell (p. 37) notes him as running the schooner R. W. BARTLETT, Puget Sound to Alaska.

1898, Newell (p. 28) lists the W. S. STRATTON as being built by James Casey  for his own acct. 

 

CHILBERG, J. E.,

1915, Polk ™s Alaska  -Yukon Gazeteer and Business Directory notes  J. E. Chilberg (Seattle) as President of the Miner ™s and Merchants Bank of Ketchikan. 

1909, Newell (p. 150) notes him as being President of the Board of Directors for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle.

1899, In his memoirs, Chilberg also notes he was responsible for the SOVEREIGN. (University of Washington Archives)

1899, Webb (p. 216) notes him as Captain of MONARCH.

 

CLAUSOU, C.,

1903, Master of the EMMA NOTT (Register).

 

CLOW, CHARLES.

1898, Alig (p.93) mentions Captain Charles Clow of the LUELLA (YOUNG?).

 

COLDFLEET,

1899, Nugget of January 14 notes him with Captains Green and Barrington aboard the ill-fated DOMVILLE.

 

*COUGHLAN, CHARLES M.

1940s, Worked on KLONDIKE II (Sturgis).

1937,1938, Master of the KLONDIKE (Yukon Territorial Records, RG 91, Vol. 69, File 14).

1920 ™s, Captain of the WHITEHORSE as noted by Alan Innes-Taylor.

1920, Master of the CANADIAN (Register).

1913, Master of the CASCA (Website for Yukon Historical and Museums Association).

 

COWLEY, WILLIAM,

1923, Polk ™s Directory for 1923-24 cites him as master of the NASUTLIN.

1922, Master of the CANADIAN (Register).

1915, Polk ™s Directory for 1915-16 lists him as a Dawson resident.

1907, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register).

1904, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register).

 

COX, C.,

1900, Master of the SYBIL (Register).

 

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*DALY, HUGH,

1920, Listed as born Prince Edward Island. (Federal Census, 1920, Washington)

1906, Heckman (p. 59) notes him as skipper of the salt water KLONDIKE.

1865, Born

 

DANAHER, M.D.,

1898, Nugget for July 27, notes him as Captain of the SOVEREIGN.

 

DELONCHEY, C.,

1901, Master of the EMMA NOTT (Register).

 

DeLUDE, NELSON,

1909, Master of the DELTA (Polk ™s Directory 1909-10).

1908, Master of the DELTA (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43).

1860, Born, Illinois (Federal Census, 1900, Oregon).

 

DEMENTIFF, EVAN

1909, Captain of the ST.JOSEPH ( Polk ™s Directory 1909-1910)

1877, Born (Federal Census,1910,Alaska)

 

DENNIER,

1900, Master of the TYRELL (Register).

 

DePEW,

1915, Reported as arriving in Fairbanks as Captain of the GENERAL JACOBS (Fairbanks Daily Times, June 8, 1915).

1912, Reported in Fairbanks Daily Times, April, 1912.

1906, Mentioned in the Fairbanks Daily Times (October 10, 1906) and Fairbanks Evening News (October 25, 1906) as Captain of the OIL CITY.

 

DIXON,

1900, Master of the CLARA (Register).

 

DIXON, E.D., (Mississippi River)

1902, Died at the wheel of the Northern Navigation Co.'s LEAH.

1902, Newell (p.85) notes his death. He had early experience on both the Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. Was Captain of the BELLA at beginning of the Klondike rush.

1898, Waterways Journal (November 12, 1898, p. 7) notes he was from Dubuque, Iowa and was to take charge of the Alaska Commercial Company's new steamer LOUISE.

1898, Captain of the Alaska Commercial Co.'s SUSIE after argument with North American Transportation and Trading Co. (Waterways Journal, September 10, 1898).

1898, Waterways Journal, May 7, 1898, Master of P.B. WEARE (p. 11).

1896, He left Dubuque to take command of the P.B. WEARE. (Waterways Journal,  September 4, 1897).

1892,  ± Webb notes Dixon being sent for by P.B.Weare to take charge of North American Transportation and Trading Co. river business.

1890, Captain of the raft boat BELLA MAC (Mueller).

1883, Captain of the CLYDE in the rafting trade.

 

DOBLER, WILLIAM  J., (Mississippi River)

1932, He died, October 1. He drowned when the STANDARD overturned at Lake Point, La. (See Heckman, p. 46).

1915, Captain of the MINNEAPOLIS (R.L. Polk and Co., 1915-1916 Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Business Directory, p. 214)

1906, Captain of the raft boat NORTH STAR.

1900-1904, Captain of the raft boat KIT CARSON.

1896, Captain of the raft boat BART E. LINEHAM (Waterways Journal, April 18, 1896).

1890, Captain of the WILL H. ISOM.

Photo in S & D Reflector for March, 1995 (p. 34).

1890, Blair (p. 302) notes Wm. Dobler as Master of the raft boat HELEN MAR in 1890.

1870, Born, October 6, Wisconsin. (Federal Census, 1930, Louisiana)

 

DOLSON, THOMAS H., (Mississippi River)

1899, Listed in Waterways Journal (July 8, 1899, p. 7) as being at Andreafsky for winter quarters on December 19, 1898.

1898, August issue of the Nugget lists him as Captain of the SUSIE.

1898, Waterways Journal (June 11, 1898, p. 9) notes his departure for the Yukon.

1890, Blair (p. 299) notes a Thomas Dolson of Muscatine, Iowa as Captain of the raft boat MUSSER in 1890. Just before his departure to the Yukon he was Captain of the F.Weyerhauser.

Mid-1880 ™s, Master of the JAMES FISKE JR in the rafting trade.

1849, Born, Dubuque, Iowa (Federal Census, 1900, Iowa).

 

DOUGHERTY, A.F.,

1906, Master of the QUICK (Register).

1901, Master of the FLORA (Register).

 

*DOUGLAS, JOHN P.,

1914, Master of the NASUTLIN (Register).

1908, Listed by Heckman as Master of the JOHN C. BARR.

1907, Heckman notes him as a Canadian and Master of the CHARLES H. HAMILTON in the spring of 1907, (p. 39).

1903, Master of the TYRELL (Register).

 

*DOUSE, FRED A., Charlotte, Prince Edward Island

1904 Died, September 6, 1904 in Fairbanks as recorded by the Post Office worker list (Pan for Gold Database).

1900 Master of the EMMA NOTT (Register).

1899, Master of the W. K. MERWIN (Register).

 

DOWNING, J. C.,

1903, Noted as Master of JOHN J. HEALY (St. Michael Records, Oct. 23, 1903).

 

# DUFFY, THOMAS J., ,  (Puget Sound)

1937, Died, July, Pt. Angles (Newell, p. 459).

1901, Returned to Seattle.

During Gold Rush, worked on the Yukon River and at Nome.

1889, Licensed as Master/Pilot, Puget Sound area.

1867, Born, Drogheda, Ireland.

 

DuPUY, HART SPOFFORD, (Kootenay River)

1925, He died, January 23. Newell (p. 368).

1920, Master of the GEN. J.W. JACOBS (Register).

1903, Builder of the ENTERPRISE at Wenatchee (Newell, p. 89).

1902, Knutson (Koyukuk, 1997) indicates he was to take command of the SEATTLE #3.

1901, He is noted in F.C.S., as a Captain for Seattle Yukon Transportation Co. and resident at St. Michael.

1900, Nugget notes he was to take command of the CAMPBELL, June 7.

1899, Nugget for August 12 lists him as Captain of SEATTLE #3.

1893, Captain of the RUSTLER, a sternwheeler on the Kootenay River, owned by the International Transportation Co. Newell (p. 4).

 

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EDEN, B.M.,

1899, Master of the VICTORIAN (Register).

 

EDWARDS, ALBERT E.,

1915, Listed in the Steamboat Inspection Service, St. Michael Registry as Master of Steam and Motor.

1909, Listed in the Steamboat Inspection Service, St. Michael Registry as Master of Steam and Motor.

 

EMBREE, J.C.,

1905, Master of the CASCA (Register).

1904, Master of the THISTLE (Register).

1900, Master of the CLIFFORD SIFTON (Register).

 

 

ERN, E. J., (Mississippi River)

1899, November 25, Waterways Journal notes his return to St. Louis.

1899, September 9, Waterways Journal, notes him as a steward on Yukon River (the CITY OF ST.LOUIS never set sail as she was seized by the sheriff).

1899, Nugget for June 10 lists him as Captain of the steel river steamer CITY OF ST. LOUIS being built at St. Michael.

1898, Waterways Journal (September 3, p. 10) notes his departure for the Yukon from St. Louis.

1897, Waterways Journal (March 20, 1897) lists him as former owner of the BENTON.

1894, The May 19 (p.7) issue of Waterways Journal notes Captain Ern's trip up the Osage River (Missouri).

 

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FAIRBAIRN, J. E.,

1903, He is noted by Graves (p. 52) as Captain of the CANADIAN in 1903.

1901, Listed in 1901 Census (Pan for Gold Database).

1899, Master of the FLORENCE S (Register).

 

FINGER ,GEORGE C.

1914, Noted in Fairbanks Daily Times for May 19, 1914 as Captain of the MARTHA CLOW

 

FLANAGAN,

1914, Noted in the Fairbanks Daily Times on May 19, 1914 as captain of the MABEL on the Chisina River, which river he declared to be  one big dismal failure  as to its future.

 

*FOREST, EMIL, (Yukon)

1960, Died, August 20. (Explore North website)

1936, He was Noted by Knutson in Sternwheelers on the Yukon (p. 67) as Captain of the British Yukon Navigation workboat LOON. Began as assistant pilot on Yukon in 1910 (Explore North website).

1889, Born.

 

FOSTER, G.,

1901, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register).

1898, Nugget for August 20, noted him as Captain of the COLUMBIAN, Leaving Dawson for Whitehorse.

 

FOTHERINGHAM, DAVID W. (H),

1924, Listed in 1923-24 Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Directory in association with the KLONDIKE.

1922, Master of the KLONDYKE (Register).

 

FREDERICKS, HUGO,

1899, Listed by McBride (p. 101) as Captain of the ARGO.

 

FRENCH, A.O.,

1903, Master of the MARJORIE (Register).

 

FRENCH, SIDNEY,

1899, Master of the GOV. PINGREE (Register).

 

FULLER, G.H.,

1900, Master of the REINDEER (Register).

 

FULLERTON,

1900, Master of the ELDORADO (Register).

 

FULTON, G.W.,

1900, Master of the GOLD STAR (Register).

 

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*GARDNER, CHARLES ALPHONSUS, (Skeena/Stikine) 

1913, Master of the NASUTLIN (Register).

1903,He was in command of the MARY E. GRAFF (Knutson, The Moran Brothers, 1997).

1900, Master of the SYBIL (Register) Explore North website.

1898, Listed by McBride as  in the pilot house  of the ANGLIAN when she left Teslin Lake around June 20. Knutson (1979, p.74) notes him as a Canadian.

1860, Born, British Columbia.

Captain Gardner is noteworthy as he was one of a very few Yukon River Masters of mixed European and First Nations parentage. Following his time in the Yukon he then went on to spend time working on the Mackenzie River.

 

# GAUDIN, JAMES R.P.,

1952, Retired from the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, River Division on September 30. He had worked for them for fifty-four years.

1914, Promoted to Superintendent Engineer for River Division, White Pass &Yukon Railroad.

1902, Promoted to Chief Engineer for White Pass & Yukon Railroad, River Division.

1898, In June, constructed the steamer ANGLIAN at Teslin Lake and sailed it to Dawson about June 20.

1897, In July, he left Victoria, BC with a crew (F.N. York, Co.) to build a steamer at Teslin Lake.

All the above from Ferrell, E. (Ed.) Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers 1850-1950. Juneau, Alaska: The Author, 1994.

 

GEAR

1899, Nugget July 22, lists him as Captain of the MARY F. GRAFF.

 

GEER, JOEL P.,

1909, He was Master of the LA FRANCE (Dodson, pg. 176). There is an extensive note in Dodson regarding Geer and his daughter Olive. There were from Oregon.

1903, Master of the QUICK (Register).

 

GEIGER, W.E.,

1905, Listed by Brown as organizing a trading company for operation on the Kuskakwim River and as buying the QUICKSTEP for that use. (p.25)

1895, Listed as Captain of the PORTUS B. WEARE on August 9, 1895 in an article by R.N. DeArmond, "The Ill Favored Steamboat ARCTIC," Alaska Journal 1 (Autumn, 1971).

 

GILHAM, JOHN M., (Missouri River)

1910, Died at his home in St. Louis, age 72 (Waterways Journal., November 19, 1910, p. 8).

1908, He was in command of the J.P. LIGHT (Knutson, Moran Fleet, 1997).

1906, Heckman notes him as skipper of the PORTUS B. WEARE, 70 years old and a former Missouri River man.

1899, Listed by McBride as Captain of J.C. BARR.

1898, Noted in Waterways Journal (September 10, p. 3) as in charge of the J.C. BARR.

1897, Licensed at St. Louis (Polk).

1838, Born, July, Missouri. (Federal Census,1910, Alaska).

 

GODDARD, ALBERT J.,

1958, Died, age 94, April, Auburn, Washington, (Newell, p. 632, includes photo).

1930, He was living at 3965 Evanston Ave., Seattle (Alaska-Yukon Gold Book, p. 88 w/photo).

1900, Iron founder in Seattle  (U.S. Census, 1900).

1898, He was chairman of the Sourdough Monument Committee and Historian and First Northern Chief of the Alaska Yukon Pioneers (Alaska-Yukon Gold book, p. 136).

1898, Captain of the A.J. GODDARD on its first round trip between Whitehorse and Dawson

(Explore North Website).

1897, He and wife carried the two vessels over the pass (Berton, p. 168). Arrived Yukon 1898, left Yukon 1901.

1897, Landed in Dyea with the vessels A.J. GODDARD and the J. H. KILBOURNE (Becker, p. 64).

1888, Ferrell (p. 119) notes him as being from Iowa. He founded the Pacific Iron Works in Seattle with his brother. There is a photo on p. 633 of Newell.

 

GRAY, EDWARD WALTER,

1910, Master of the DAWSON (Register).

 

GRAY, JAMES TAYLOR  (Columbia River)

(Brother of W. P. Gray),

1928, Died.

1915, Master of the ALASKA of the American Yukon Navigation Co. (Fairbanks Daily Times June 29, 1915)

1908, Master of the TANANA (S&D Reflector, March 1978, p. 43); Also noted by Rust in her article.

Worldcat database entry indicates he was a businessman, steamboat designer and pilot.

1902-1912, he was a Yukon River pilot, general agent and boat designer.

Photo collection in Univ. of Oregon.

1900, Captain of the SEATTLE #3.

1852, He was born, Clatsop Plains, Oregon. (Federal Census, 1910,Oregon).

 

GRAY, WILLIAM P. (F) (Columbia River)

(Brother of James T. Gray),

1900, April 1, Nugget lists him as Captain of the LOTTIE TALBOT.

Noted in Downs as Captain of the ROBERT KERR.

 

* GREEN, GEORGE ALPHONSE,

1933, Died February, 7 in Seattle.

1926, Newell lists him as a former Yukon River Master (p. 425). Since 1926 he was Manager of Alaska Rivers Navigation Co. on the Kuskokwim River.

1920, Captain of the TANANA (Fairbanks Weekly News-Miner, October 8, 1920)

1914, Master of the RELIANCE (Fairbanks Daily Times, April 22, 1914).

1894 Moved to Seattle then to Yukon where in 1899 he became Master of the RELIANCE (Ferrell,p.124)

1874, Born, September, Canada. (Federal Census, 1910, Alaska)

 

GREEN, LEANDER,

1904, St. Michael records show him as Master of the MONARCH.

 

GREER,

1905, McBride lists him as Captain in connection with the ELLA on the Whitehorse - Fairbanks run.

 

GREER, JOEL P.,

1907, Master of the PAULINE (Register).

1899, Located at the Home Roadhouse at Lake Bennett

 

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HAINES, TOM,

Listed by McBride as Captain of the CITY OF PARIS.

 

HALEY, C.G.,

1902, Master of the BONANZA KING (Register).

1900, Knutson, Can We Make It, p. 41, notes him as in command of the CLIFFORD SIFTON on its run through Miles Canyon.

 

HALL, BENJAMIN,

1869, He was master of the YUKON during Raymond's Expedition. Noted in Compilation of Narratives of Explorations in Alaska, Serial Set 3896, p. 21.

 

HANSEN, J.E. ,

1901, Reassigned to Northern Commercial River Management. at St. Michael.

1897, Noted in Kitchner as a  former river steamer master  (p. 216).

 

* HARRIS, CHARLES I.,

1901, Listed on pg. 71 of Newell as a survivor of the ISLANDER sinking 1901. He was mentioned as coming outside after commanding a Yukon River steamer during the summer of 1901. He (Harris) was alive and aged 98 when Newell ™s book was published in 1966.

1901, Master of the NORA (Register).

1900, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register).

Native of Nova Scotia.

 

HAYNES, Thomas S., (Puget Sound)

1915, Steamboat Inspection Service lists him under St. Michaels Masters, Pilots, Steam, Motor.

1913, Left Fort Gibbon to take up work on the GENERAL JACOBS (Fairbanks, Sunday Times, May 25,1913)

1912, Master of the TETLIN ( Alaska Citizen, May 17, 1912)

1911, Master of the J.P. LIGHT (Fairbanks Daily Times, May 19, 1911).

1909, Steamboat Inspection Service lists him under St. Michaels Masters, Pilots, Steam, Motor.

1908, Master of the KOYUKUK (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43).

1901, Listed in the census as  seaman  (Pan for Gold Database).

1871, Born, June, Michigan. (Federal Census, 1900, Washington).

There is a photo of him on p. 49 of Sherwonit.

 

HEALEY, JOHN J.

1905, In 1905 he organized the Central Alaska Company to trade on the Kuskokwim River with the vessel NUNIVAK.

 

HEALEY,

1900, Master of the CLIFFORD SIFTON (Register).

 

HECKMAN, EDWARD, (Missouri River)

1960, Extensive memoirs in Alaska Sportsman, November,1960. (photo included).

1884, Born, Hermann, Missouri.

 

HILL, GEORGE L., (Puget Sound)

1913, Newell (p. 233) notes the death of G.L. Hill, Puget Sound Master and former Superintendent of White Pass and Yukon marine operations.

1899, Knutson (Koyukuk, 1997) cites him as in command of the CITY OF PARIS.

1898, Nugget notes him as Captain of the CHARLES H. HAMILTON.

1861, He was born, Washington. (Federal Census,1900, Washington).

 

HOELSCHER, WILLIAM F., (Missouri River)

1946, Retired to Washington, Missouri (Kitchner, p. 117).

1935, He was employed in Alaska for 38 years. See: Heckman, Alaska Sportsman.

1914, Master of the SCHWATKA (Fairbanks, Daily Times, May 20, 1914).

1904, Listed in Hedrick and Savage as the Master of CUDAHY in summer of 1904 (p. 27).

1903, Listed as  master seaman  in List of Officers, 1903.

1901, Former Master of the JOHN J. HEALY (St. Michael Records).

1899, Listed in F.C.S. as a Captain for N.A.T. & T. Co. and a resident of St. Michael.

1899, Waterways Journal for November 25, 1899 notes his return to St. Louis, to return to North American Transportation and Trading Co in the spring.

1896, Waterways Journal for December 12, 1896 notes his application for membership in the St. Louis Chapter of the Mississippi and Upper Ohio Pilots Society.

1887, William Heckman notes that Hoelscher received his pilot ™s license in 1887. (Steamboating Sixty-Five Years on Missouri ™s Rivers). Boyhood home was Washington, Missouri (Heckman p. 12).

 

HOGGAN, JOHN E.F.,

1923-24, Listed at Dawson in Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer.

1902, Brought the OLIVE MAY through Miles Canyon in early June.

1901, Listed as in Whitehorse (Yukon-Alaska Directory, 1901).

He had been a Miles Canyon pilot since 1898. (Knutson, Can We Make It, p. 42).

 

HOLMES, WILLIAM E.,

1902, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register).

1899, Master of the COLUMBIAN (Register).

 

HORN, FRANK, (Missouri River)

1899, Curtin (p. 156) notes him as Captain of the WEARE in March, 1899. Waterways Journal for 1898 notes him as being from Pierre, South Dakota.

His nickname was  Driftwood  and when Curtin met him in 1899 he was sixty-seven years old.

 

HOY, THOMAS A., (Mississippi River)

1906, Heckman notes him as being a former raft-boatman on the upper Mississippi  (Photo in the Heckman article, p. 35).

1899, July 22, Nugget listed him as Captain of the PORTUS B. WEARE.

1898, Knutson (1997, p. 85) notes a Thomas Hay as in command of the PILGRIM, arriving Dawson, late summer.

In the early-1890 ™s he was Master of the CYCLONE in the rafting trade.

 

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IRVING, JOHN,

1930, He arrived in the Yukon 1898. In 1930, he was living at 406 Crown Bldg., (Alaska-Yukon Gold Book, p. 97).

1921, Member of the Vancouver Lodge #5 of the Yukon Order of Pioneers.

1901, Sold Canadian Pacific Navigation Co. to the Canadian Pacific Railway.

1899, Listed in 1899 Bluebook.

1898, Operated the YUKONER on the lower river before selling it to Pat Galvin. He was noted in Curtain (p.32) for his flamboyant behavior.

1896, Captain of the WILLIE IRVING.

1883, Revived navigation on the headwaters of the Fraser River with the formation of the Northern British Columbia Navigation Co. At this time he was with the Canadian Pacific Navigation Co.

He bought the YOSEMITE as one of the first of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Co. fleet (Newell, p. 121).

 

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JACKMAN, F.J.,

1903, Noted by Graves as Captain of the MARY GRAFF.

1902, Master of the MARY GRAFF (Register).

 

JOHNSON, JOHN C.,

1930, Died, age 55.

Newell (p. 407) lists him as a former Yukon River Pilot and operator of the Johnson Shipyard at Port Blakely after his time in the Yukon.

1915, Steamboat Inspection Service lists him under Master and Pilots, Steam, Motor, St. Michael.

1875, Born.

 

JOHNSON, P.H.,

1908, Died, August 23, Whitehorse (Pan for Gold Database).

1902, Master of the CASCA (Register).

1900, Master of the ZELANDIAN (Register).

1899, Master of the JOSEPH CLOSSET (Register).

 

JOSIE, EDWARD J., (Great Lakes)

1917, Noted by George Larson in 1965, Alaska Sportsman article as Captain of the M.L. WASHBURN.

1901, Resident of St. Michael (Dawson City,Yukon Territory and Alaska Directory and Gazeteer,1901)

1860, Born, February, New York. ( Federal Census,1910, Alaska).

 

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KENNEDY,

1896, Noted in McBride as being on the ARCTIC.

 

KERZ, ADAM, (Mississippi River)

1908, Died, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

1908, Listed in McBride as first skipper of JULIA B., St. Michael-Fairbanks run.

Blair, in his work on raft pilots, notes that Kerz was originally from Galena, Illinois. He joined with Captain Winans on the JOHN H. DOUGLAS and SATURN and  ...after spending several years in the Yukon on the JULIA B owned and operated by the Yukon Transportation and Trading co., composed principally of Galena residents...  (p. 240).

 

# KNAACK, WILLIAM C., (Mississippi River)

1900, Enumerated at Rock Island, Illinois in Census of 1900.

1898, September 10 issue of Waterways Journal (p. 4) notes him as in command of ROCK ISLAND #2.

1865, He was born in Germany. (Federal Census, 1900, Illinois).

 

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LAMAR,

1908, Listed by McBride (p. 101) as Captain of the ALL NATIONS, Fairbanks to Innoka, June 7.

 

LANCASTER, SAMUEL ELLIOT, (Mississippi River)

1949, Died, May 13, age 81, Seattle; Newell (p. 566).

1932, Retired.

1928, Still working on the Yukon according to Blair (p. 267).

1911, Waterways Journal, September 16, 1911, p. 10, notes him as Master of the LOUISE.

1908, Master of the LOUISE (S & D Reflector, 1978, p. 43).

1898, Mentioned by McBride in connection with the ROCK ISLAND #1 of which he was Master.

Newell notes he was a former Mississippi River pilot who organized the Rock Island Transportation and Mining Co.

Blair (p. 267) notes him as a former raft pilot from LeClaire, Iowa. He was Master of the JO LONG owned by the Jo. Long Transportation Co. of LeClaire, Iowa.

Born, LeClaire, Scott County, Iowa.( Iowa State Census, 1895 ).

 

* LANGLEY, WALLACE,

1946, Died, age 80, May, Seattle (Newell, p. 537).

1939, NORTHWESTERN (ex GRAHAMORE) sold to W. Langley for operations on the Kuskokwim River (Newell, p. 474).

1935, The river steamer WALLACE LANGLEY built Seattle, shipped aboard the W. M. TUPPER to McGraph for assembly. Built for Alaska Rivers Navigation of N.C.C. for Kuskokwim service (Newell, p. 429).

1925, Bought steamship WILLIAM M. TUPPER for Seattle-Kuskokwim trade (Newell, p. 363).

1922, Noted by McBride in connection with the QUICKSTEP which he took to the Kuskokwim in 1922.

1916, Noted as taking the TANA from Fairbanks to the Kuskokwim River (Fairbanks, Daily Times, May 25, 1916)

1915, Fairbanks Daily Times noted his business partnership in the founding of the Alaska Rivers Navigation Company. The fleet was to consist of the TANA, FLORENCE S., SHUSHANA.

1911, Bought the AL-KI (Newell, p. 184).

1906, C.W. Adams notes Capt. Langley as captain of the WILBUR CRIMMON (p.104).

1905, Newell (p. 112) notes Captain Langley operating both the FLORENCE S. and the TANA (built 1905).

1901, Master of the WILBUR CRIMMON (Register).

1866, Born.

 

* LARSON, BARNEY,

1899, Curtin (p. 196) notes him as chosen Captain of the YUKONER after serious problems with the original Captain, May 27, 1899. He was formerly a tug captain in Victoria.

 

LAUGHTEN, W.,

1900, Master of the SYBIL (Register).

 

LeBALLISTER, A. E.,

1915, Fairbanks Daily Times for June 15 notes his death on the eve of his departure to stand trial for embezzlement from the Pacific Cold Storage Co.

1907, In command of the ROBERT KERR (Knutson, The Moran Fleet, 1997, p. 99).

1906, As Above.

1905, As Above..

1902, Master of the ROCK ISLAND (Register).

1901, Listed in F.C.S. as Captain of the ROCK ISLAND for A.C.C. and resident of St. Michael.

1900, June Nugget lists him as Captain of the ROCK ISLAND.

1898, Master of the ROCK ISLAND (Knutson, Koyukuk, 1997).

1863, Born, California. (Federal Census,1910, Washington).

 

LEE, JAMES, (Columbia River)

1899, Nugget of June 17 notes him as Captain of the BONANZA KING and a former Columbia River Captain.

 

LEECH, JOHN,

1900, Master of the W.K, MERWIN (Register).

1900, Master of the MONARCH (Register).

 

LEMLEY, MILES, (Mississippi River)

1925 Master of the TANANA (Alaska Citizen, June 28,1925).

1919, Master of the M.L. WASHBURN (Register).

1914, Master of the DELTA (WP&Y Personnel Record).

1913, Captain of the DELTA, spent the winter steamboating on the Columbia. (Fairbanks,Sunday Times,April 6,1913)

1908, Master of the RELIANCE (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43).

1905, Pan for Gold Database records (Post Office list) shows him leaving the Klondike for Tanana, Alaska on June 16,

Born, Waterloo, Iowa.

 

LEWIS, FRED G., (Columbia River)

1954, He died age 87, August, in Olympia. He commanded J. P. LIGHT, AUSTRALIAN (Newell, P. 606). There is a photo in Newell and Williamson, p.184.

Death noted in Newell (p. 606) See in Conjunction with TYRELL, VICTORIAN.

After his Yukon time, he went to South America with sternwheelers.

1898, Noted in Newell (p. 28) as Captain of the VICTORIAN on trip to Yukon.

1888, Began service on Columbia River, Licensed as Engineer/Master at 21.

1867, Born.

 

LIPPING, C.,

1906, Listed as Master of the LIGHTNING, July 26.(Register).

 

LIVINGSTON, ANDY,

1920, Noted as Captain of the RELIANCE (Fairbanks Weekly News Miner, October 15, 1920).

 

LONG, JOE NEWT., (Mississippi River)

1908, He is listed by Heckman as Master of the JOHN C. BARR and noted as having been a  Rapids  pilot in the upper Mississippi.

Owned the boat JO LONG.

 

LOOMIS,

1910, Mentioned by McBride in connection with the RESEARCH on the Kuskokwim.

 

LOONEY, HOLLIS GILBERT,

1921,Noted as returning to his boat. (Fairbanks Weekly News Miner, April 22, 1921).

1917, Master of SCHWATKA (White Pass Yukon Personnel Records).

1915, Steamboat Inspection Service lists him under St. Michael, Masters and Pilots, Steam, Motor.

1910, As Above;

1909, Master of river steamers and pilots.

1882, Born, November 5, Dresbach, Minnesota. (WWI Draft Registration Card).

 

LOONEY, MORRELL M., (Mississippi River)

1928, Still working on the Yukon River (Blair, p. 267).

1911, Waterways Journal for December 2, notes him as being from Ann Arbor, Michigan (p. 9).

1908, Master of the SARAH (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43).

1899, Nugget for July 1 notes arrival of SARAH under his command.

1898, In winter quarters at Andreafsky (Waterways Journal, July 8, 1899).

1898, He was a former Captain of the JUANITA and Waterways Journal notes his departure for the Yukon.

1889-1893, Blair notes (p. 301) he was Master of the raft boat, CLYDE.

1883, Way ™s Steam Towboat Directory lists Morell Looney as Master of MOUNTAIN BELLE, LaCrosse, Wisconsin. This vessel was in the rafting trade (Blair, p. 295) He was from LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

1854, Born Wisconsin.(Federal Census , 1880, Minnesota).

 

LOVELL, JOHN,

The article "Ruby's Gold Rush Newspapers," Alaska Journal 1 (autumn, 1971) notes him as Captain of the REX to sail to Cripple City and Innoko.

 

LUCAS, FRED,

1899, Noted by Curtin as being at Circle City as Captain of the HERMAN (Alaska Exploration Co.) on June 14th.

 

LYLE,

1897, Captain for North American Transportation & Trade Co. (Curtin, p.283).

He was Captain of the W.K. MERWIN during the ELIZA ANDERSON trip to the Yukon in 1897 as recorded by Thomas Wiedemenn.

 

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# MacPHEE, JOHN, (Arrow Lakes)

1957, Retired.

Master with the British Yukon Navigation Co. on Yukon River.

Arrow Lakes  CPR.

Born, Isle of Lewis, Scotland (Newell, p. 627).

 

McCANN, JOHN SEE, (Mississippi River)

1939, Died, age 69, at North Edmonds, Newell (p.422).

1939, Retired.

1921, Master of YUKON (Register).

1914, Master of the ALASKA (Fairbanks Daily Times, May 20, 1914).

1913, Master of the SCHWATKA (Fairbanks Daily Times, June 10, 1913).

1910, Master of SCHWATKA (Knutson).

1908, Master of the SCHWATKA (S & D Reflector, March 1978, p. 43).

The information below is from a letter in Alaska (August 1984, p. 3) by Art Knutson).

1905, Moved to Fairbanks.

1898, Went north from Mississippi/Missouri Rivers. Worked for N.C.C.; lived at Camp Easy (Dawson) winter quarters.

1869, Born, December, Minnesota. (Federal Census , 1910 , Minnesota).

Photo of McCann in Knutson, 1979, p. 116.

 

McCARTHY, JOHN V. (Mississippi River)

Master of the C.H. HAMILTON.

1906, Heckman in his Alaska Sportsman article notes McCarthy as being from Minnesota,  a former upper Mississippi boat man .

1903, Master of the T.C. POWER.

1899, Nugget for September 23, lists him as Captain of the JOHN C. CUDAHY.

 

McDONALD, C.,

1898, Nugget for July 30, lists him as Captain of the ANGLIAN to Dawson from Teslin Lake.

 

McDOUGAL, H.D.,

1900, Master of the FLORA (Register).

 

McGINLEY, OTIS E., (Mississippi River)

1899, Nugget notes him as Captain of the LEAH.

1898, Noted by Lynch as Captain of the LEAH.

1898, Waterways Journal for April 16, 1898 noted his departure for Yukon at which time he was master of the DENKMAN.

1896, Blair (p. 203) notes him as Master of the F.C.A. DENKMAN, largest log raft, Lynxville, Wisconsin to Rock Island, Ill.

Nugget refers to him as  another veteran navigator of the Mississippi  from Rock Island, Illinois.

1858, Born, October, Illinois. (Federal Census, 1900, Illinois).

 

McKAY, DONALD,

1941, Master of the CASCA(Letter in Canada,Customs and Excises,Public Archives of Canada,Yukon Territorial Records,RG91,Vol69,file14.)

1937, Master of the CASCA . Same source as above.

1927, Master of the AKSALA, Same source as above.

1920, Master of TERAHUNE (B.Y.N. personnel record.)

1920, Mentioned in Knutson, p. 64 of Sternwheelers On The Yukon.

 

McLEAN, ALEXANDER,

McBride notes him as being on the CLARA MONARCH (note Clara Monarch comments and Explorer North website).

1899, Master of the PHILIP B. LOW (Register).

 

McLEAN, J.H.,

1903, Master of the J.P. LIGHT (Register).

1900, Master of the BONANZA KING (Register)

 

McLEES, E.J.,

1948, In charge of the ALICE from Fairbanks to Ft. Yukon (Newell, p. 552).

 

McMASTER, ,

1899, Listed by Lynch (p. 342) as Captain on the CANADIAN.

1898, Knutson, in Can We Do It... (p. 5) refers to McMaster taking the S.S. BAILEY through Miles Canyon w/photo, May, 1898.

 

McMASTER, G.H.,

1910, Master of the SELKIRK (Register)

1900, Master of the SELKIRK (Register)

 

McNOBLE, EMERY LEWIS (Sacramento River)

1929, Died November, 1929, age 59. He was a former Sacramento River pilot. (Newell, p. 405)

After his Yukon experience he was Port Captain at San Francisco and Seattle for Pacific Coast Steamship Co. Admiral Line and Admiral Oriental Line (Newell, p. 405)

1903, Master of the SEATTLE #3 (Register)

1899, Nugget of August 16, lists him as Captain of the ARNOLD. So also noted in Newell, Alaska Exp. Co. vessel

1870, Born, December 17, California (Federal Census, 1910, California)

 

McQUESTEN , JACK, ,

1883, Captain of the NEW RACKET, YUKON and, at times, the St. MICHAEL.

 

MAKI, WILLIAM,

1953, Noted by Anderson (p. 97) as the Captain of the Alaska Railroad towboat YUKON.

 

# MALMQUIST, CARL Y..

1909, Master of the ALICE (Newell, p. 162)

1903, Master of LEAH (St. Michael Records, October 23, 1903)

1901, Knutson (The Moran Fleet, 1997) cites him as in charge of the D.R. CAMPBELL.

1897, Curtin notes him as first captain of the Alaska Commercial Company MARGARET. Living in Concord, California at time the book was written (1899).

Born, Sweden

 

MARINER, THOMAS D., (Ohio River)

1900, Waterways Journal, January 6 (p. 10) notes him as leaving for Cincinnati from the Yukon and that he would return as he had several claims.

1898, Waterways Journal of September 10 lists him as being in charge of the T.C. POWER.

 

MARION, NORMAN “ Kid

1941, L.N. Marion is listed as Chief Officer, CASCA in (Canada,Public Archives,Yukon Territorial Records,RG91,Vol.69,file 14.

1937, Same as above

1930s Yardley notes him as riverboat captain. An undated photo is in Kitchner (p. 303). He is noted as winter mail carrier and summer riverboat man.

1920, Noted in October 8, 1920 issue of Fairbanks Weekly News-Miner as taking command of the SEATTLE #3 at Tanana,  bound for Dawson and winter quarters. 

1916, Noted as pilot on board the WASHBURN (Fairbanks Daily Times, June 6, 1916)

1870, Born North Dakota. (Federal Census, 1910, Alaska)

 

MARSH, J.B.,

1899, Captain of the JOSEPH CLOSSETT (Register, June 30)

 

MARSH, W.C.,

1917, Pilot on JOHN HEALY (White Pass and Yukon Records)

1915, Pilot on SIBILLA, Same source as above.

1913, Pilot on HERMAN. Same source as above.

1911, Pilot on the MONARCH. Same source as above.

1903, Master of the THISTLE (Register)

1899, Master of the ANGLIAN (Register)

 

* MARTIN, PATRICK,

1901, Listed in F.C.S. as a steamboat Master and resident of Dawson City.

1899, Master of the CANADIAN (Register)

1898, Listed by McBride (p.102) as Captain of the CANADIAN on her trip from Vancouver to Dawson, August 24, 1898 (Explorer North website). Arrived under her own steam.

Born, Grates Cove, Newfoundland, Canada.

 

* MARTIN, STEPHEN,

1940, Died, Whidbey Island, Washington

1911, Master of the VIDETTE (Register and Explore North website)

1911, Master of LaFRANCE when she was burned (Fairbanks Daily Times, May 25, 1911)

1903, Master of the LA FRANCE (Register)

1898, First Officer on the CANADIAN on her trip north.

1868, Born, Canada

 

MARTINEAU, G.,

1908, Captain of the ORA (Olive, p. 177)

1900, Nugget for May 13, lists him as Captain of the FLORA

1898, Captain of the NORA (Olive, p. 86)

 

MATHESON, G.M.,

1901, Master of the LORELI (Register)

1900, Master of the J.P. LIGHT (Register)

 

MATHEWS, JOSEPH ROBERT, (Puget Sound)

1935, Former Yukon River pilot, died in Sept. at Ft. Yukon (Newell, p. 443), age 70

1865, Born

 

MAYO, ALFRED HENRY,

1923, Died in Rampart, Alaska.

1887, According to commentary in Sourdough Sagas (p.50) Al Harper was the captain of an un-named steamboat that arrived at Forty-Mile in 1887.

1886, Became Skipper of the NEW RACKET after buying it from Ed. Scheiffelin in 1886 (Downs, p. 139)

He was a charter member of the Yukon Order of Pioneers. From Michigan

1873, Entered Yukon with Leroy Napoleon ”Jack” McQuesten and Arthur Harper.

1846,Born, February 7 in Brownville, Maine( U.S. Federal Census,1850,1860)

 

MEDLEY, A.,

1907, Listed by Heckman as Captain of PORTUS B. WEARE

 

MEREDITH, WASHINGTON, (Ohio River)

1899, Waterways Journal indicates he was from Cincinnati and Captain of the ARCTIC BOY which was built at Unalaska with machinery from Barnes of Cincinnati.

1846, Born, Pennsylvania

 

MERWIN, WILLIAM K., (Puget Sound)

1901, Listed in F.C.S. and also in 1901 census.

1898, Noted by Jack London on his homeward trip in connection with W.K. MERWIN. (See Newell, p. 8)

1896, Operated the W.K. MERWIN on the Skagit River

1853, He was born, Illinois. (Federal Census, 1910, Washington)

 

MILLER, CHARLES E.,

1901, Master of the ELDORADO (Register)

1897-1900, Master of the CLARA (Coutts, p. 185), also note in re ELDORADO, REINDEER .See Explorer North website

Also noted by McBride as Captain of the FLYING (no date) and in association with the Tantalus Coal Mine

 

MILLS, WILLIAM, (Mississippi River)

Heckman notes him as being a former Master of the harbor boat KLONDIKE.

1898, Waterways Journal carried a news item regarding his departure from Keokuk, Iowa to the Yukon. Former master of the J.G. PARK

 

MONRO, C.A.,

1900, Master of the COLUMBIAN (Register)

 

MOOG, JOHN J., (Missouri River)

1901, Listed F.C.S. as Captain of HAMILTON

1897, Registered St. Louis as Master and Pilot (Waterways Journal, March 24, 1900, p. 6)

1879, Charlie Bryan reports mate Jack Moog on board the WESTERN, June 20 at Yankton, Dakota Territory

From Sioux City, Iowa

 

MOORE, CHARLES,

1901, Master of the ORA (Register)

1899, Master of the CANADIAN (Register)

 

MOORE, JOHN G., (Mississippi River)

1898 Nugget for September 3, lists him as Master of the HANNAH, formerly of the LADY GRACE (Clinton, Ia. to St. Paul, Minnesota)

1893-1896 Master of the GARDIE EASTMAN (Mueller)

1893, Waterways Journal for April 16, 1898 and Way (1994, p. 141) notes him as Master of LADY GRACE (Clinton, Ia to St. Paul)

 

MOORE, W.D. (Billy),

1902, Master of the PROSPECTOR (Register)

1901, Master of the J.P. LIGHT (Knutson, 1997, pg. 73). See NW Heritage website.

1889 - 1897, Newell (p. 24) notes he was in command of the ARCTIC of N.C.C. from its construction in 1889, until its destruction by the spring break-up in 1897

 

MOORE, WILLIAM,

1905, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register)

 

MORGAN, THEODORE L., (Mississippi River)

1898, Identified in Alaska-Yukon Magazine for March, 1909 (p. 555) as part of a group from St. Paul who, in the winter of 1898, built the vessel TANANA CHIEF, had it shipped to Dutch Harbor, where it was assembled. He was the first person to take a steamboat (TANANA CHIEF) up the Tanana River.

He was a former Mississippi River navigator.

 

* MORINE, EDGAR SEMORE, (Salt Water River)

1899, Voted out as captain (Curtin, p. 196)

1898, Curtin (p. 51) lists him as Master of the YUKONER at the outset of their voyage (Sept. 1898). See also Larson. Was replaced following a disagreement with the crew.

Native of Nova Scotia, formerly a salt water captain on a sailing vessel.

 

MORRISON, E.,

1939, Master of the KENO. (Letter in Canada,Public Archives,Yukon Territorial Records,RG 91,Vol.69,file 14.)

1923, Master of the CANADIAN (Register) mentioned in Yardley as captain of the CASCA.

 

MURRAY, FRANK,

1951, Died, August, Seattle; Piloted Yukon River steamers 1898 to 1937 (Newell, p. 579)

1933, Master of the TANA on the Kuskokwim

1875, Came to Washington Territory with parents in 1875.Brother of John D. Murray

1854, Born in Colorado. (Federal Census, 1930, Washington)

 

MURRAY, JOHN D., (Stikine River)

1933, Captain of the KENO, died on board at Stewart River (Newell, p. 425).

Brother of Frank, John began piloting in his teens on the Stikine

1909, Steamboat Inspection Service lists him as St. Michael, Masters and Pilots of Steam and Motor Vessels

1907, Master of the WHITE SEAL (Knutson, 1997, p. 75)

 

MYERS, CONRAD,

1908, Captain of the WHITE SEAL (Fairbanks Daily Times, September 18, 1908)

1906, Master of the PROSPECTOR (Register)

1902, Master of the PROSPECTOR (Register)

 

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NASH, BOB,

1900, Waterways Journal for February 10, 1900, p. 9 mentions that Captain Bob Nash, N.A.T. and T. Co. was going to St. Louis. He had formerly been with Valley Line and Dolphin Transport.

 

NATERS, R.

1901, Master of the LORELLI (Register)

 

NESBITT, W.E.,

1899, Master of the JOHN C. BARR (Register, August)

 

NEWALL, WILLIAM,

1898, Master of the DOROTHY (Knutson, Koyukuk, 1997)

 

NEWCOMB, BERTRAM DOUGLAS, (Columbia River)

1930, He was living at 483 E. 32nd N, Portland, Oregon. Arrived Yukon 1898, left Yukon 1921 (Alaska-Yukon Gold Book, p. 112).

1908, Master of the HERMAN (S & D Reflector, March 1978, p. 43)

1905, Letter from the San Francisco office of Northern Commercial Co. instructs Gray to assign Newcomb to the LAVELLE YOUNG as Master (Knutson 1997, p. 100).

1881, Born, Wisconsin(Federal Census, 1910, Oregon)

 

NEWCOMB, ORRIN JAMES, (Mississippi River)

1937, Died, age 87, Retired Master of SUSIE

1930, He was living at 253 E. Prospect, Seattle (Alaska-Yukon Gold Book, p. 99) Reported as leaving Yukon 1919 (see Blair below).

1928, He was still working on Yukon (Blair, p. 267)

1908, Mentioned in re. Diptheria in November 5 Dawson Daily News.

1908, Master of the SUSIE (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43)

1903, St. Michael records show leaving as Master of LEAH

1901, Listed in census

1899, Began Yukon steam-boating career on the St. Michael-Dawson route.

1899, July issue of Nugget lists him as Captain of the BELLA and calls him Veteran Mississippi River pilot.

1898, Member of Yukon Order of Pioneers (Pan for Gold Database)

1898, Left for Yukon. At departure was Captain of the LOTUS (Waterways Journal, April 16, 1898)

1890, Master of the raft boat CITY OF WINONA, owned by Youmans Brothers and Hodgins of Winona (Mueller)

1883, Master of the rafting boat A.T. JENKS (Blair, p. 297)

Blair (p. 267) notes him as a former raft pilot from Pepin, Wisconsin.

1850, Born, June 13, Pepin County, Wisconsin (Newell, p. 459 and Ancestry.com)

 

NEWCOMB, RALPH WESLEY,

1946, Captain of Alaska Railroad vessel YUKON (Anderson, p. 14)

1941, Photo taken in 1941 in Geographical Review 92 (October, 2002), p. 590.

1938, Captain of the YUKON (Knutson, 1979, p. 64)

1930, He was living at 7213 28th Avenue, Seattle (Alaska-Yukon Gold book, p. 99). Arrived Alaska 1899.

1922, Master of the SEATTLE #3 (Register)

Photo in Knutson ((Sternwheelers on the Yukon, p. 61)

1908, Listed as mate of river steamer

1890, Born November, Wisconsin. (W. W. I Draft Registration)

 

NORRIS, CHARLES H.,

1899, In command of the ROBERT KERR (Knutson, The Moran Fleet, 1997, p. 95)

 

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1925, Noted in the July, 28 issue of the Alaska Citizen as pilot of the TANANA.

1921, Went outside

1920, Noted in Fairbanks Weekly News Miner, October 15, 1920

1913, Pilot of the TANANA, spent the winter steamboating on the Columbia. (Fairbanks, Sunday Times, April 6,1913.

1910, Assumed command of the SCHWATKA, replacing John McCann who was to take over the DELTA (Knutson's notes on the Schwatka, 1995)

1908, Listed as  master seaman  List of Officers 1908.

1872,He was born in Belgium. (Federal Census, 1910, Alaska)

 

OLSEN,

1909, Noted by McBride as Captain of MARATHON on September 14, en-route to Iditarod.

 

OLSEN,E.

1908, Master of the METEOR (S. & D Reflector, March 1978, p. 43)

 

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PARIS, HANK,

1908, In command of the D. R. CAMPBELL (Knutson, The Moran Fleet, 1977)

 

PATE, JAMES ANDREW, (Arkansas River)

1934, Died, January, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

He ran mail to Nome during Alaska gold rush then returned to the Arkansas River on the towboat ARKANSAS (Way ™s Steam Towboat Directory, p. 16).

1899, Bought and ran the DUSTY DIAMOND (Knutson 1997, p. 66).

1898, Waterways Journal noted his departure to take a position as pilot on the FORTUNE HUNTER. Captain Pate was from Newport, Arkansas

1863, Born, October, Arkansas

 

PATTERSON,

1901, Mentioned in C.W. Adams recollections as the captain of a government launch at Tanana.

 

PEARSE,

1899, Nugget for July 19, lists him as Captain of the COLUMBIAN

 

PEASE, GEORGE A.,

1898, Captain of the LAVELLE YOUNG for the Columbia River Pilots Association (Knutson, 1997, p.10)

 

PETERSEN,

1883, Listed by Schwatka as Captain of the YUKON when it picked him up on the Yukon River.

 

PETERSON, CHARLES,

1889,He was Captain of the ARCTIC for the Alaska Commercial Company. Couldn ™t (wouldn ™t) navigate the boat, replaced by Billy Moore.

(From Ducker, James, Alaska ™s Upper Yukon Region: A History)

 

POLIS, HENRY, (Mississippi River)

1908, Master of the D.R. CAMPBELL (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43)

1906, Master of the D.R. CAMPBELL (Knutson, The Moran Fleet)

1897, Registered as master and pilot, Dubuque, Iowa (Polk)

1895, Mate on the raft boat ISAAC STAPLES (Mueller)

1862, Born, March, Minnesota. (Federal Census, 1900, Wisconsin)

 

# POLTE, OTTO,

1909, Listed in Polk ™s Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1909-10 as being in St. Michael.

1908, Master of the FLORENCE S (S & D Reflector, March, 1978, p. 43)

1858, Born, April 27, Stendal, Germany

 

POWELL, JAMES W., (Columbia River)

1959, Elected President of Columbia River Pilots, served through 1961.

Pilot and Master of Alaska Railroad vessels TANANA and ALICE

1927, Began towing logs on the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers. He was a native of Portland.

 

PRICE, WALTER, (Ohio River)

1937, Died (?)

1935, Way (p.108) notes him as on the ISTHMIAN in 1935 on the Mississippi. He was called "Yukon Pete". The Finding Guide to the British Yukon Navigation Company Records for 1903-1948 lists Walter F. Price as an applicant in 1903 and 1916.

 

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# RAABE, GEORGE, (Columbia/Willamette River)

1929, Died, Portland, Oregon.( Oregon Death Records)

1923, He was Master of the WHITEHORSE (Knutson 1992, p. 108).

1906, Captain of the DAWSON at the time of the COLUMBIAN explosion (Knutson, Sternwheelers, p. 64).

1899, He went to Yukon.

1898, Pilot on the Stikine River

1853, Born in Norway, came to U.S. at age 14 (Ferrell, p.260)

 

RATTENBURY, JACK,

1898, Nugget for October 15, lists him as a Captain for K.L. and B.N. Co.

 

RAYMOND, CHARLES W.,

1869, Commander of the riverboat that went to Ft. Yukon to determine if the post was on American Territory (Wharton, p.251)

See: Report of a Reconnaissance of the Yukon River, Alaska Territory, July-September1869 .Senate Executive Document No. 12, 42nd Congress, 1st Session 1871, p. 36.

 

* RAYMOND, NATHANIEL B.,

1909, Captain of the PAULINE (Polk ™s Directory 1909-1910)

1906, Master of the OLIVE MAY (Register)

1900, Master of the CLARA (Register and Explore North website)

1899, On May 11, an N. B. Raymond entered Yukon at Chilkoot from Digby, N.S. (Pan for Gold Database)

1855, Born, Canada. (Federal Census, 1910, Washington)

 

REED,

1899, July 22, Nugget lists him as Captain of SYBIL

 

RICHARDSON, J.W.,

1898, In command of the MARY E. GRAFF (Knutson, The Moran Brothers, 1997)

 

RIDEOUT,

1898, (?), Noted as Captain of the tug GOVERNOR STONEMAN with two scows taking Harry Suydam from Dawson to St. Michael.( Alaska Sportsman, September, 1942).

 

RIGGS, ARTHUR,

1929, Resident at 518 Main Street, Portland, OR

1917, Left Alaska

1898, He left Seattle to Captain the CONSTANTINE which was being towed north by the PORTLAND. CONSTANTINE sank July 4, 1898, about 600 miles from Dutch Harbor. At St. Michaels he joined the J.P. LIGHT and at Dawson City he took command of the TYRELL.”…towed the barge DUFF to Fort Selkirk, the first barge ever towed above Dawson City.” He was also a steam-boater on the Stickene and Susitna Rivers. (All of this entry from Alaska Yukon Gold Book, p. 91)

 

RITCHIE, GEORGE H.,

1952-53, Died, age 80 at Vancouver (Newell, p. 594)

1948, Retired from Hudsons Bay Co.

1911, Master of the CHILCO (former NECHACO) on the Fraser River. (Boudreau, p. 140)

1907, Master of the VIXEN (Register)

1898, Nugget for October 15, notes him as Captain of the ORA

1872, Born May 10. (WWI, Draft Registration)

 

RITCHIE, J. S.

1901, Listed by the Canadian Census as being on the PROSPECTOR, age 36.

1901, Listed in the 1901 Yukon-Alaska Directory.

1900, Master of the PROSPECTOR (Register)

1899, Master of the TYRELL (Register)

 

ROBERTS,

1900, Master of the EL DORADO (Register)

 

ROBERTS, R.P.,

1910, Master of the BONANZA KING (Register)

1900, Master of the BONANZA KING (Register)

 

ROBINSON, CHARLES A.,

1901, Listed in 1901 Yukon-Alaska Directory

1900, Master of the EMMA NOTT (Register)

 

# ROSE, GEORGE McKAY,

1962, Died, age 71, June, Whitehorse (Newell, p. 666)

Former Yukon River Master; Engineer for British Yukon Navigation Co.; Master of the diesel powered SCHWATKA, 1960-61, (Newell, p. 649)

1891, Born June 1st

 

ROTCH, FRANCIS

1945, Died at King, Alaska, November 1, 1945, age 60.(Washington Death Index, 1940-1966)

1916, Captain of the survey vessel MIDNIGHT SUN (Fairbanks Daily Times, May 30, 1916)

 

RUDOLPH,

1901, Master of the MAY WEST (Register)

 

RUSSELL,

1900, Master of the FLORENCE S. (Register)

 

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SANBORN, I. B., (Columbia River)

1900, Nugget lists a J. B. Sanborn with the Canadian Development Co.

1900, Master of the COLUMBIAN (Register)

1899, Master of the COLUMBIAN (Register)

1898, Captain of S.S. BAILEY (Knutson, 1990).

1898, Hacking (p. 31) notes this Captain as going to the Yukon

1897, Captain of the RUTH on her wreck in Jennings Canyon. Upper Columbia Navigation & Tramway Co. (Newell, p. 24)

 

SANDERS, J.C.,

1900, Reported in Waterways Journal (January 13, p. 9) to have returned home (Dubuque, Iowa) having been Captain of the steamer MARGUERETTA.

 

SANFORD, WARREN,

1911, Listed as Captain of the SAMSON in the Fairbanks Daily Times, July 9, 1911

 

# SANGSTER, J.W.,

1901, Recorded by the Canadian Census as being on board the CLIFFORD SIFTON and listed his occupation as  Captain . Age 27 and born in Scotland.

1901, Listed in McBride as Captain of the ALERT sailing Whitehorse to LeBarge, June 2

1900, Master of the CLIFFORD SIFTON (Register)

 

SCHIEFFELIN, ED. ,

1882, Captain of NEW RACKET

 

SCHMIDT,

1907, Noted by Heckman as Captain of WILL H. ISOM

 

SCHMITZ, E.E.,

1900, Master of the CLARA (Register) with the barge MONARCH

 

SCOTT, FRANK,

1911, Master of the VIDETTE (Register)

 

SEATON, A.N.,

1904, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register)

1901, Master of the ORA (Register)

1900, Master of the J.P. LIGHT (Register)

 

SEGERS, JOHN SCRIBNER, (Mississippi River)

1909, Died, Roseland, B.C. (Peel, p.220)

1903, Became owner of the QUICKSTEP on the Yukon (Peel, p. 220)

Also Captain of the SOVEREIGN

1901, Listed in F.C.S. as resident of Nome, Captain of the QUICKSTEP.

1885, One of a group of Canadian Captains who served in Egypt in the effort to rescue General Gordon

1885, Built and operated the ATHABASCA on the upper Athabasca River for Hudsons Bay Co. (Peel, p. 219)

1835, Born, Maine

Photo on file at National Archives of Canada

 

SHANNON, JOHN J.,

1908, On board the WHITE SEAL (Fairbanks Daily Times, September 18, 1908)

1903, Master of the PROSPECTOR (Register)

 

SHARP, W.A.,

1900, Master of the WHITEHORSE (Register)

 

SHAVER, GEORGE McCLELLAN, (Columbia River)

1950, Died, January 11, Portland (Newell, p. 578)

1930, Retired

1912, Returned to Portland to Shaver Transportation Co.

1900, At the wheel of the CLIFFORD SIFTON in 1900 passage through Miles Canyon (w/Ben Stone), Knutson, Can We Make It (p. 41)

1898, Captain of the COLUMBIAN (Newell, p. 28) on its trip north after construction (Explore North website).

Extensive Footnote in Newell, p. 578: He was an officer in the Shaver Transportation Co. (formed 1893). In 1898, he participated in the delivery of the Canadian Development Co. sternwheelers, CANADIAN, COLUMBIAN, and VICTORIAN. He remained in Yukon for 14 years as Port Captain for Canadian Development Co. later British Yukon Navigation Co.

1865, Born, Portland, Oregon

 

SHORT, S. B.,

1905, Listed by McBride as Captain of the DELTA when she went up the Tanana July 27, 1905. Hedrick and Savage have a similar note for 1906.

 

SHORT, W.P.,

1902, Master of the COLUMBIAN (Register)

 

SIMMS, BILLY, (Missouri River)

1905, Listed by McBride as Captain of the MARTHA CLOW in a trip from Dawson to Kantishna

 

SLIPPERN,

1909, Noted by McBride as Captain of the IDITAROD on the Fairbanks-Iditarod Run.

 

SMIGHT, E.J.,

1898, Nugget for July 27 lists him as Captain of VIOLA to Dawson from Bennett

 

SMITH, EDWARD W.,

1934, Died, age 80, Seattle, February

1907, Heckman notes him as Captain of T.C. POWER

1898, Nugget for August 23 notes him as Captain of the JOSEPH CLOSSET

1898, He was Master of the A.J. GODDARD (Knutson 1990, p. 37).

Newell notes him as being with A.J. Goddard on the first steamboat trip between Bennett and Dawson (p. 432)

 

SMITH, EDWIN W.,

1899, Captain of the experimental vessel EMPIRE. A letter in this regard is quoted at great length in Waterways Journal, April 19, 1919, p. 52.

 

SMITH, EVERETT E.,

1866, He is noted in the journal of George Adams (p. 183) as Captain of the WILDER, December 20, 1866 for Western Union. Taggert (p. 357) notes his first name as Elijah.

 

SMYTHE, EDWARD JONES,

1915, He was one of four partners to form the Alaska Rivers Navigation Company. (Fairbanks Daily Times August 25, 1915)

1914, Captain of the SHUSANA when she sank in the Tolovana River. ( Fairbanks Daily Times, September 15, 1914.)

1911, Captain of the FLORENCE S. (Alaska Citizen May 15, 1911)

1907-09, Listed by McBride as Captain of FLORENCE S. during the above years on the Fairbanks-Innoka run

1901, Master of the LA FRANCE (Register)

1900, Master of the QUICK (Register)

1898, Nugget (July 27) lists him as Captain of the VIOLA

1898, E. J. Smythe entered Yukon at Chilkoot on July 8 from Olympia WA (Pan for Gold Database)

 

SOULE, WALTER C.,

1915, Steamboat Inspection Service lists him under St. Michael, Master of Steam

1909, As Above: Listed under Masters of Steam and Motor

1903, Listed in Pan for Gold Database as captain of the N.C. Co. Steamer LOUISE at Forty Mile

 

SPENCER, E.W.,

1903, The SPENCER still on the Portland-The Dalles run as an independent.

1901, Built the CHARLES R. SPENCER for service between Portland and The Dalles (Newell, p. 69)

1898, Commanded SCOTIA on the Lake Atlin crossing (Newell, p. 39)

1898, Nugget lists a Captain Spencer of the WILIE IRVING

 

SPENCER, H.,

1899, Master of the TYRELL (Register)

 

SPRAGUE, CLARK WOODWARD, (Columbia River)

1928, Died: in Seattle, December, 1928

Was born in Wisconsin and during the Klondike rush he joined with others to form the Monarch Transportation Co. Commanded the SOVEREIGN (Newell, p.343) and also built MONARCH

1898, Nugget for July 23 notes him in charge of the MONO(A)

1876, Began his river service in Portland, Columbia River

 

SPROULE, GEORGE P.

1914, Listed as Captain of WHITE SEAL in Fairbanks Daily Times, July 14, 1914.

1913, Listed as Captain of WHITE SEAL in Alaska Citizen, March 24, 1913

1912, Experienced difficulty bringing a replacement wheel shaft for the WHITE SEAL into Fairbanks.(Fairbanks Alaska Citizen, April 8,9,15,1912)

1911, Listed in the Alaska Citizen in conjunction with the vessels WHITE SEAL, EVELYN and JULIA B. and the Merchant ™s Yukon Line

 

STANWOOD, E. F.,

1898, Master of the J. P. LIGHT (Knutson, Moran Fleet, 1997)

 

STARBUCK, JACK,

1898, Noted by Knutson in  Can We Make It...  (p. 36) as Master of the LITTLE JIM, companion vessel to the IOWA listed as a propeller boat. Also noted by Hunt (p. 5)

 

STONE, B.,

1913, Master of the VIDETTE (Register)

 

STONE, BEN,

1898, Noted by Knutson, Can We Make It... (p. 38) as  at the wheel  of the WILLIE IRVING on its passage through Miles Canyon

 

STONE, MARTIN,

1900, Listed as drowned (p. 14 of Z.T. Wood ™s report). Captain of the CLIFFORD SIFTON

 

STREET, GUY M. (Puget Sound)

1940s, Worked on the KLONDIKE II (Sturgis)

1915, Steamboat Inspection Service lists him under St. Michael ™s Masters and Pilots, Steam, Motor

1906, Noted by Knutson in Going to the Klondike, (p. 25) as being at Camp Easy

1900, On the JEFFERSON DAVIS

1898, Master of EXCELSIOR (Ferrell, p. 310)

1877, Born in Michigan (Federal Census, Alaska, 1900)

 

SUTHERLAND,

1899, Nugget for August 16 notes him as Captain of the COLUMBIAN

 

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TALBOT, RICHARD A., (Missouri River)

1900, Waterways Journal for March 24, indicates he built the LOTTIE TALBOT and CITY OF PARIS at Seattle.

1900, Nugget for June 3, lists him as Captain of the MERWIN.

1898, Waterways Journal for April 30, notes him as President and Secretary of the Seattle Dawson City Transportation and Merchandise Co. The company ran the schooner BELLA to connect with ”   their specially constructed light draft Yukon River boat, LOTTA TALBOT.”

1897, Victoria Colonist notes him as being from Sioux City, Iowa. November 13, 1897 Colonist notes that he was to run an ocean liner to connect with St. Michael where contact with two river steamers would be made.

He was born in Sistersville, West Virginia (Waterways Journal, December 25, 1897, p. 9)

1894, Owned the MARY E. BENNETT on the Missouri River

 

THEBO, CHARLES W.,

1908, Notice of death, May 15, at Seattle (Pan for Golf Database).

1906, Noted as part owner of the SCHWATKA (Fairbanks Evening News, August 14, 1906)

1905, Noted by Newell (p. 112) as a "...Yukon pioneer and livestock man." Commanded the SCHWATKA .

 

* TIPPING, CRANDALL B.,

1906, Master of the LIGHTNING (Register)

1880, Born, Nova Scotia

 

# TURNBULL, WILLIAM,

1919, Died

1901, Listed in F.C.S. as resident of Dawson City

1900, Master of the YUKONER (Register)

1900, Master of WHITEHORSE

1899, Master of the GOLDSTAR on July 23 (Register)

Born, Scotland

 

TURNER, FREDERICK BROCKWAY,

1906, Master of the CANADIAN (Register)

1905, Master of the CASCA (Register)

1903, Dorland lists a Captain Turner on p. 16, as of October, 1903

1900, Master of the YUKONER (Register)

1900, Writing of the White Pass River service, Graves notes Captain Turner as ”  one of our Captains.

1900, Waterways Journal for January 20, (p. 1) cites correspondence from Cy Warman of Cincinnati that credits Captain Turner with the invention of steam steering gear for use in steamboats.

1899, July 19, Nugget lists him as Captain of the VICTORIAN

 

TUTTLE,

1901, Master of the VICTORIAN (Register)

 

TYLER, GEO.,

1898, Nugget for June 23, notes him as Captain of the VICTORIA

 

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WALL,

1898, August 8, listed in Alig as captain of the ILLINOIS at Koyukuk River

 

WALKER, DAVID G.

2001, Died, February 4th.

1990, Pilot of the DISCOVERY III on its delivery to Fairbanks (Sturgis in  We Alaskans Magazine )

1917, Born, December 4th. (Social Security Death Index Record)

 

WARREN, WILLIAM E.,

1930, Cannon Beach, Oregon, Arrived Dawson 1898, left Yukon 1921 (Alaska-Yukon Gold Book p. 113)

1906, Noted in the Fairbanks Daily Times, October 29, 1906

1905, Listed by McBride as Master of the INDEPENDENCE

1904, Listed in Hedrick and Savage as Master of the FLORENCE S, summer of 1904, operating between Ft. Gibbon and Fairbanks

1901, Listed in the Canadian Census as in Klondyke City (Dawson) age 36, place of birth Oregon in the Yukon for three years and occupation Master of steamboats.

 

WATERS, R.,

1901, He was noted by McBride as Captain of LORELLEI on her move from Whitehorse to Lake LeBarge on June 3.

 

WAUD, O.S.,

1902, Death Records from Green ™s Mortuary shows the body of Capt. O. S. Waud exhumed and shipped to Portland, Oregon August 22, 1902 (Pan for Gold Database).

1901, Listed in the census of 1901 (Pan for Gold Database).

1899, June 17 Nugget lists him as Captain of the ORA

1899, Mentioned in June 17 issue of the Nugget.

1898, Olive notes him on the NORA with Captain Martineau (p. 102)

 

WEBBER, J.,

1901, Master of the PROSPECTOR (Register)

 

WEIR, EARL, (Columbia River)

1953, Listed in Newell (p. 586) as Captain of the NENANA in 1953. Began on the Lewis and Columbia Rivers (Newell, p. 555)

 

# WHELAN, THOMAS,

1907, Noted by Graves as Captain of the VICTORIAN

1901, Noted as steamboat captain in 1901 Dawson City Directory.

1899, Master of the ANGLIAN (Register)

Born, London, UK

 

WHIDDEN,

1900, Master of the QUICK (Register)

 

WHITE,

1899, August 12 Nugget lists him as Captain of SEATTLE #1

 

WHITE, F.W.,

1911, The May 5 issue of the Fairbanks Daily Times notes a Captain Frank L. White as master of the JULIA B.

1909, C. W. Adams notes him as captain of the JULIA B in the spring of 1909. (p. 125)

1902, Master of the CLIFFORD SIFTON (Register)

 

WHITMORE,

1900, Master of the BAILEY (Register)

 

WILLIAMS, FRANK PORTER,

1934, Operator of the METEOR which was re-fitted with diesel engines (Newell, p. 430)

1923, Listed in Newell (p. 342) as Captain of recently purchased METEOR, built 1900

 

*WILLIAMS, JOHN O.,

1930, He was living at 855 W. 14th Avenue, Seattle. Left Yukon 1926 (Alaska-Yukon Gold Book, p. 111)

1906, Captain of the COLUMBIAN when she exploded and burned, September 25, 1906. See McBride,  Yukon ™s Worst Steamship Disaster

1901, Master of the DAWSON according to Register

1900, Master of the ORA (Register)

1899, Master of the FLORA (Register)

 

WILLIAMS, J.S.,

1900, February 17, Waterways Journal (p. 9) notes that Schoellhorn- Albrecht Machine Co., St. Louis built a pair of steamboat engines for J.S. Williams of Paris, Texas who is running a line of steamers on the upper Yukon in British America.

1900, Captain Williams noted in Waterways Journal (January 6, 1900, p.12) as being in Dawson City, formerly of Paris, Texas.

 

WONSON, G.H., (Mississippi River)

1899, He was Master of the DOROTHY (Knutson, 1997, p. 62). He prepared a manuscript map of the Koyukuk River in 1899. DOROTHY spent most of her time on the Koyukuk River.

Mississippi and Ohio River Pilots Society (Roster of Members)

 

WORTH, JOHN,

1925, Working on the Puget Sound-Kuskokum trade. (Newell, p. 363)

1915, Steamboat Inspection records for St. Michael lists him as Master of Steam and Motor

1905, Ed. Heckmann in Alaska Sportsman notes him (p. 34) as on the J. P. LIGHT

1903, St. Michael records show him becoming Master of LEAH (October 23, 1903)

1898, Victoria Colonist notes that Captain Worth of the MAY WEST was arrested for refusing to turn the steamer and books over to the owner.

1897, Berton (p. 206) lists a Captain Worth as Captain of the MAY WEST

 

WORTHAM, J.L.,

1900, Master of the CLIFFORD SIFTON (Register)

 

WRIGHT, DONALD T.,

Noted on p. 5 of Dorland as a Yukon Captain

 

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YOUNG, HARRY J.,(F)

1948, Died February 19, 1948 in Rock Island, Illinois, age 84.

1908, Pilot on the ST. MICHAEL (S & D Reflector, March, 1978)

1902, Captain Harry Young mentioned by Knutston  (Koyukuk, 1997) as formerly in charge of the CITY OF PARIS, put on SEATTLE #3, as pilot with H. S. DePuy

1900, Cantwell (p. 57) notes him as Captain of the LEAH.

 

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Adams, C.W. "I Hauled 'Fairbanks' on a Sternwheeler". Alaska Sportsman, September, 1961.

Alaska Magazine and Canadian Yukoner. March, 1900.

The Alaska Sportsman. September, 1942.

Alaska-Yukon Magazine. March 1909, p. 555.

Bryan, Charles Jr.  Aboard the WESTERN in 1879,  Missouri Historical Review 59 (no. 1, 1969) 46-63.

DeArmond, R.N. "The Ill Favored Steamboat ARCTIC". Alaska Journal, 1 (Autumn, 1971).

Eley, Thomas.  Sergeant William Yanert, Cartographer from Hell . Geographical Review, 92 (October, 2002) pp. 582-596.

Hacking, Norman. "Steamboat Days on the Upper Columbia and Upper Kootenay", British Columbia Historical Quarterly, 16 (January - April, 1952) 1-51.

Harrison, E.S. "Steamboating on the Yukon", The Alaska Journal, 9 (1979) 49-53.

Heckman, Ed.  I Was a Yukon Steamboat Man , Alaska Sportsman, Nov., 1960, 10-

Herriot, Marion.  Steamboat Transportation on the Red River (North) , Minnesota History 21 (1940) 245 - 271.

Holder, George. "Steamboat Stampeder", The Alaska Sportsman, November 1958.

Hunt, J.C.  The Adventures of the Iowa Goldseekers,  The Alaska Journal 3 (Winter 1973) 2-11.

Innes-Taylor, Alan. "Steamers Along the Yukon".  Alaska, July 1974; p. 32.

Knutson, Arthur. Letter in, Alaska, August 1984, p. 3.

Larson, George. Alaska Sportsman, September 1965; p. 20.

McBride, W.D. "Saga Famed Packets and Other Steamboats of the Mighty Yukon river", Cariboo and Northwest Digest, Winter 1948, Spring 1949.

McBride, W.D. "Yukon's Worst Sternwheeler Disaster", B.C. Outdoors Vol. 30, No. 4 (July - August, 1974) 47-53.

Rust, Clara. "To Fairbanks by Steamboat" The Alaska Journal 1 (1,nd); p. 20-26.

Sherman, Steve."Ruby's Gold Rush Newspapers" The Alaska Journal 1: (Autumn, 1971) pp. 16-24.

S&D Reflector . 1975; 1978; March 1978, p. 43; December, 1980, p. 2; March 1995, p. 34; March 1995.

Taggart, Harold F.  Sealing on St. George Island, 1868,  Pacific Historical Review, 28 (1959) 351-360.

Wallace, Mary.  George Black: Grand Old Riverman . Alaska Sportsman. April, 1962. pp. 22-23

Waterways Journal, November 18, 1893; December 2, 1893; May 19, 1894, p. 7; April 18, 1896; December 12, 1896; December 25, 1897, p. 7; 1898; April 16, 1898, p. 7, 9, 13; April 30, 1898; May 7, 1898; May 21, 1898, p. 8; September 3, 1898. p. 10; September 10, 1898;

 September 10, 1898, p. 3-4; November 12, 1898, p. 7;July 8, 1899; p. 7;October 7, 1899; p. 12;November 25, 1899;January 6, 1900; p. 10;January 13, 1900; p. 9; January 20, 1900;February 10, 1900; p. 9;March 24, 1900, p. 6;May 12, 1900, p. 10;June 6, 1900;

November 19, 1910, p. 8; September 16, 1911, p. 10;November 4, 1911.

December 2, 1911, p. 9;Vol. 4, No. 19. 1914, p. 52;April 19, 1919; p. 52.

Way, Frederick, Jr. and Alan Bates. "Steamboats for the Goldrush" Steamboat Bill 70: Summer 1959; pp. 43-47.

Webb, Melody. “ Steamboats on The Yukon River The Alaska Journal 15 (1985), pp.21-29.

 

Newspapers

Alaska Citizen, Fairbanks Alaska Citizen, April 8,9,15,1912, July 17, 1913; May 15, 1911; March 24, 1913.

Anchorage, Daily News, January 9, 2003; May 21, 2006.

Cincinnati, Enquirer, October 15, 1995; p. B-1.

Davenport, Republican, August 11, 1901.

Fairbanks, Daily Times, September 16, 1908; June 8, 1915; April 1912.

Fairbanks, Evening News, September 6, 1906; October 25, 1906; August 14, 1906

Fairbanks, Sunday Times, April 6,1913, May 25,1913

Fairbanks, Weekly News Miner, October 15, 1920, April 22, 1921).

Klondike Nugget, June 23, 1898; July 23, 1898; July 27, 1898;July 30, 1898; August 12, 1898; August 20, 1898;August 23, 1898; August 30, 1898; September 3, 1898; October 15, 1898;January 14, 1899; June 10, 1899; June 17, 1899;July 19, 1899; July 22, 1899;August 12, 1899; August, September 23, 1899; April 1, 1900; May 3, 1900;May 13, 1900; June 3, 1900; June 17, 1900.

Victoria Colonist. November 13, 1897; April 21, 1898.

 

Government Documents

Canada:

Canada, N.W.M.P., Inspector Commanding the Dawson District. Submitted July 20, 1898 to the Commissioner, Yukon District. Public Archives of Canada, R.G.85, Vol.655, File 3008..

Canada, Public Archives of Canada, Yukon Territorial Records. RG91, Vo.69, File 14.

Canada, Census of 1901. http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_c.html.

Canada, Department of National Revenue, Customs Port Records, 1899-1924, Dawson Register of Vessels Inward. Public Archives of Canada, R.G.16. A5, Vol.45.

 

United States:

Cantwell, J.C. Report of the Operations of the US Revenue Cutter Nunivak on the Yukon River Station, Alaska, 1899-1901. Washington: US Government Printing Office, 1902.

Dunham, S. C .The Alaskan Gold Fields and the Opportunities They Offer for Capital and Labor , Bulletin of the Department of Labor, May, 1898, no. 16, pp. 297-425.

Record File: U.S. Customs Houses, St. Michael, Alaska: Press Copies of Letters 1902-1906. National Archives, Anchorage, AR-23.

U.S. Congress. Serial Set 3896, 56th Congress, First Session. Senate Report 1023. Compilation of Narratives of Exploration in Alaska. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900.

U.S. Department of Interior. Census Office.Report on the Agencies of Transportation in the United States. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1883.

U.S. Federal Census  1850,1860,1880, 1900, 1910

U.S. Steamboat Inspection Service. Annual Report of the Supervising Inspector General. Fiscal year ending June 30, 1899. Washington: U.S.G.P.O., 1899.

Ibid. Fiscal year ending June 30, 1915.

 

Personal Communications

Knutson, Arthur. Personal Communication. May 15, 2002; January 20, 1999; March 26, 1998; March 17, 1996; November 13, 1995; April 11, 1995; March 7, 1995; September 24, 1994; April 18, 1994; April 4, 1994; March 25, 1996; March 7, 1994.

 

Website Respondents

Karen Stranahan for information onCaptain John Christie Barr

Vicki Johnson for information onCaptain Charles A. Gardner

Gordon R. Barry for information on Captain Al Mayo

Jim McQuiston for information on Jack McQuesten.

 

Websites

Meed Collection (website)

Yukon Historical and Museums Association.

Pan for Gold Database: http://www.gold-rush.org/ghost-07.htm

Other

Dorland, Gilbert.  Steamboating on the Yukon . Xerox copy of speech filed in Inland Rivers Library, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Mississippi and Ohio Rivers Pilot's Society. Historical Sketch. 1909.

Worldcat

Washington Death Index, 1940-1966