(10:14 min.) (09 of 09)
Learning about the barging business
Eskimo boy hunting; beach; tied up the boat; land downstream on the barge; Demientieff, Martha; summer; advice; barge business; safety net; schooling; adventure; educated children in both...
(9:00 min.) (05 of 09)
Martha; working close to the land; barge; waves; advice for young people; hovercraft; year round; 75 tons; 30 miles per hour; follows the river; demand; fuel; propane; airlines; schedules; develops better...
(4:58 min.) (08 of 09)
Learning to pilot
Mississippi River; compartments; silt; pilot from Tanana -- Bingo; Fort Yukon; young people; working on river; training vs. trial and error; blueprints; college; getting stuck on the river -- lessons learned
(4:10 min.) (08 of 08) Living on a ship and coming back to port steam vessels -- engineer on tug boat; steam -- not as economical; life on a freighter; diesel -- machine shops; Alaska Steam -- shorter trips; more days off; repair and clean-up --...
Title by indexer. Photograph of one man working on the engine of a truck, while another gets snow chains attached to a rear tire. This photograph is a part of a series that was taken during the construction of the Alaska Highway.
The George King Collection describes in photographs and manuscript material early aviation in Alaska. There are two series in this collection. The first series consists of five photograph albums and two folders of loose photographs. The second...
One minute, 26 second, color/silent, film clip of unloading vehicles and troops. From the film "Report from the Aleutians", directed and narrated by John Huston while he was a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
Title from finding aid. Photograph shows three men loading up an airplane in winter. The engine is covered with a canvas cloth. A dog team sits in the background. Caption from finding aid reads: "3 people pack airplane".