Early Yukon Films from the Library Archives of Canada

Early Yukon Films from the Library Archives of Canada

Here are some video clips of the Yukon from back in the 1930s & 40s.  I was able to find Parts 1, 2 & 5 but I will keep searching for parts 3 & 4. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 5

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  • commented 2015-02-18 21:44:49 -0800
    The steamship ‘Whitehorse’ sitting beside her sister ship ’Casca; on the riverbank in the City of Whitehorse, Circa 1973 caught fire and both burned to the ground as us children attending elementary school only a block away, stood in slack-jawed shock as the two historic boats turned into ashes. Visible to us from the school were the two smoke stacks that rose above the roof of the adjacent building. At first we thought they had fired up the the two boats to re-launch them as thick smoke began to pour out of the stacks. We soon realized the worst as the bright red flames soon leapt into the air a hundred feet as the nearly 80 yr old planks burned dry and hot until there was nothing but the metal parts of the boats left. Even they were twisted and deformed from the intense heat. A big part of history disappeared that day.