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North to Alaska - Full Version - Day 10 (May 26)

Wednesday - 9:30 AM: After breakfast we split up and Ben & Margaret went to the Berengia Center where we were treated to outstanding displays of prehistoric flora and fauna (including 3 mastadon statues near the entrance) plus films depicting what the world was like in ancient days.

The Transportation Museum was nearby where we wandered among hundreds of antique and one-of-a-kind vehicles, including "The Queen of the Yukon," which was, supposedly, the sister airship to Lindberg's, "Spirit of St. Louis." It seems that the city of Whitehorse had ordered the plane first but, since Lucky Lindy was in a hurry to fly across the Atlantic, he was given the earliest completed one. The town got #2, which turned out to be better because its carrying capacity was larger and it could move more mail and supplies than Lindberg's.

We then were scheduled for a boat trip through Miles Canyon but it was cancelled because we were the only ones who had reservations. So we toured the S.S. Klondike, a paddle-wheeled steamer that had run supplies on the Yukon River during and after the gold rush. After an interesting and educational day we rested until G & S came to show us the latest photos on the computer around 7 pm. That was followed by a well-balanced, healthy meal of salami with peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches on wheat bread, and bedtime at 10 pm.