Title taken from text. Photograph of a Signal Corp construction barge with the following caption: Signal Corp construction barge picking up relief cabin between Minto and Tolovana while enroute to latter place in August 1913.
Title from caption. Photograph of a sternwheeler pushing a barge full of cargo. Narrative in photo album reads: "Below shows how steamers pushed huge loads of freight before then both up & down river."
(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;...
(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