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On Deck of the Steamer Queen, Bound for the Klondike

UAF-1975-0178-2

Title taken from caption. "9286 -- (2) The third day after leaving Seattle, the Arctic travelers found themselves in the midst of the characteristic scenic wonders of the new Northwest, and they reveled in the glorious vistas from the upper deck until driven thence by the searching cold to the comfortable cabin. The kodak fiend, as well as the professional artist, was ever on the alert for 'snap shots' of the rapidly moving and wonderfully varied panorama. Here the steamer glides steadily through the narrow channels and passes; the icy, green waters ripple along the somber and tenantless shores, an endless sweep of forest fringes the banks and bluffs, while above and beyond tower those glorious mountains of snow dimpled, shimmering, clean-cut and stately - a spectacle of unsurpassed grandeur and impressiveness. As they sailed on day and night between huge granite walls, fringed and frosted at the base, and mantled in eternal snows, with vessel's prow pointing ever to the northward, they realized that although more than three decades have elapsed since the territory of Alaska was acquired by the United States, comparatively little is understood by the general public relative to the history and topography of the country, its conditions, its resources and the vastness of its area." Copyright, 1900, by B. L. Singley.

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