(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...
(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
(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...
(9:33 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;...
(9:55 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...
(9:56 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...
09 Flew that summer (1946) (4:15 min,) (09 of 09)
Got married soon thereafter, husband owned a trading post in McGrath. Had a son and then husband got sick and died; left her with a child and a trading post to run. Stayed in McGrath until 1953.
17 second, black & white/silent film clip. Film shows men with a Waco biplane / ski plane on the ice at Lake Iliamna. Credits: Photographer, Roy Dickson Sr. Markings on the airplane's tail read "NC 15235".
48 second color/silent film clip, of a trip on the Riverboat Discovery in Fairbanks, Alaska. Clip shows passengers loading, Jim Binkley talking on a microphone, Mary Binkley talking to passengers about fur, and a trip to an Athabascan fish camp.