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Photos of Lake Bennett, BC & Yukon

An Explorer's Guide to Lake Bennett, BC & Yukon
The first of the mining artifacts along the lake is this power plant at MacDonald Creek, a little less than 5 miles from Carcross (at MP 62.8 on the rail line). It was built in 1911 to supply electricity to some of the silver mines being developed by Col. John Conrad. In the summer a water wheel in the creek turned a turbine, but when the creek froze or water levels were low, a wood-powered steam boiler was used to produce the power.

This photograph is © 2012-2018 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Historic power plant on Lake Bennett, Yukon