Our trip to Alaska and the Yukon - September 1970

We drove to Campbell River, British Columbia, where we boarded the ferry to Prince Rupert. At Prince Rupert, we boarded the Alaska Marine Highway ferry ship the Taka to travel by sea to Alaska. We stopped at several towns and finally disembarked at Skagway, Alaska. The next day we boarded the White Pass and Yukon Railway to travel through the White Pass to Whitehorse in the Yukon.  Our car, an International Travelall, was carried on a flatcar. We derailed near the summit which delayed our arrival. Fortunately, I had a few cases of beer in the car so those in our car were able to enjoy beer while waiting until the train was back on the tracks. After a stray in Whitehorse, we drove down the Alcan Highway, a gravel road with few settlements along the way.

Phil Jr. and Sr. waiting to board the Canadian Ferry at Campbell River

Prince Rupert with MV Taku, the Alaska ferry at the right

Aboard the MV Taku

Skagway and boarding the train to Whitehorse

On board the White Pass and Yukon Railway with The Trail of '98 (the trail miners traveled for the 1898 Gold Rush)

Whitehorse. At right, beached paddlewheelers

On the road down the Alcan Highway scenes with old church at Lake Bennett BC

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