In to the Yukon: Illustrated by William Seymour Edwards.
These letters were written for the home circle and the few friends who might care to read them. They are the brief narrative of daily... More > journeyings and experiences during a very delightful two months of travel into the far north and along the Pacific slope of our continent. Some of the letters were afterwards published in the daily press. They are now put into this little book and a few of the Kodak snapshots taken are given in half-tone prints.
We were greeted with much friendliness along the way and were the recipients of many courtesies. None showed us greater attention than the able and considerate officials of the Pacific Coast S. S. Co., the Alaska S. S. Co. and the White Pass and Yukon Railway Co., including Mr. Kekewich, managing Director of the London Board, and Mr. Newell, Vice-President of the Company.< Less
In the summer of 1981, 64-year-old Helen Broomell, mother of six and grandmother of ten, set off with an old aluminum canoe that had been shortened by cutting and riveting. She had found a ride on a... More > ride board from her home in Wisconsin to Dawson, British Columbia, and the Yukon River. After three weeks paddling 600 miles by herself, she spent the next four months exploring Alaska by plane, train, Alaska Ferry, hitchhiking, river rafting, and dogsledding.
Two years later, Helen returned and picked up her canoe at the gas station by the pipeline bridge where she had left it, and paddled another 750 miles by herself. When the weather got bad before she reached her destination (about 100 miles from the Bering Sea), she traded her canoe for a boat ride, and again spent several months traveling all over Alaska by any means available.
This book combines her journals from both trips into one volume, and includes unforgettable anecdotes about bears, native villages, making friends, and being self-reliant.< Less
The Bard of the Yukon. Songs of a Sourdough is a new and elaborate edition of the verses written by Robert William Service before 1907 and published as a collection of verses known by the titles... More > Songs of a Sourdough in Toronto and The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses in New York. This book of poems is very popular among the young readers.< Less
BROTHERS IN THE YUKON, large print and easy to read in full color, is the most complete and comprehensive family autobiography today of the Jacquot and Dickson brothers who settled and tamed the... More > Yukon’s Kluane Lake area wilderness. John Reisenauer, Jr. was immediately caught up in the history of Kluane Lake, his favorite Yukon place, the first time he saw the spectacular blue gem in 1989! How did the large island in the lake get a name like Jacquot he wondered? Learning about the Jacquot brothers lead him to the Dicksons and preparing this manuscript! The Jacquot/Dickson joint venture began with writing the history book of the Kluane Lake area almost immediately after their meeting in 1898, establishing Burwash Landing and the marriage of Eugene Jacquot to Ruth Dickson in 1921. Many of their descendants remain in the Yukon and Alaska today.< Less
Spending the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales Kitty Hawk finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling... More > curses. Set among the landscapes of the Klondike Gold Rush this riveting tale brings to glorious life the landscape and history of Alaska and Canada's Yukon.
This book is the thrilling first installment in a new series of adventure mystery books featuring Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenaged seaplane pilot who is a cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, with boundless curiosity and courage, and a knack for getting into all kinds of precarious situations.
This book is perfect to fire the imagination of readers of all ages - armchair explorers and amateur detectives alike - and inspire them to live an adventure and experience for themselves the places described in this book and all the books that follow as Kitty prepares for her next adventure –flying around the world!< Less