Title taken from Pepsi sign on top of a country store. A women is posing in front. There is a also a small cache with sled on top and moose antlers on top of the store. From image enclosure: "Chistochina, Tok. Anchorage to Fairbanks trip; Oct. 1974"
(9:55 Min.) (01 of 09)
Barging on the river
barging; river history; summer -- Galena; hauling 140 ton loads; river trips; whole life on river; Holy Cross; freight; Nenana; Yukon; million gallon barge; Nenana; Fairbanks; Core of Engineers; Chena...
(9:33 Min.) (02 of 09)
landmarks -- sandbars; night navigation; freight -- food, machinery, lumber; 120 tons a trip; short season; steamboats; Peterson, Don; changes in handing freights; forklift; building of the barge; barge history; army;...
(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...
(9:56 min.) (06 of 09)
villages; Galena; Fairbanks; hauled horses; north slope; big wheels; Yukon River bridge; couldn't get passed rapids; pushed it over; Lyndon transport; rapids downstream; fast; Rampart; advertising; Bush...
(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
(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...