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Yukon River Sternwheelers: the Columbian

In the Pioneer Cemetery downtown is this memorial to the sternwheeler Columbian tragedy, the worst accident in the Yukon River's history. On September 25, 1906, the boat was destroyed and 6 people were killed in an explosion at Eagle Rock near Carmacks when a crewman accidentally fired a gun into a load of explosives carried on the bow.

This photograph is © 2010-2016 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
Memorial to the sternwheeler Columbian explosion in Whitehorse, Yukon