November 25, 2011

Pictures of Skaguay Bay: 1897-98



Following are some of the early photographs I have found of Skaguay Bay in 1897-98 at the time Soapy ruled the underworld. Click the photos you would like to enlarge for a better view.




1897
Small craft owners made small fortunes

rowing out to meet larger steamships and
transferring passengers and cargo to the beach head

August 27, 1897






































1897
Dyea River heading towards Skaguay Bay







1897
A floating wharf for unloading ships

1897



































1898
The wharves start appearing making unloading a whole lot easier






1900s
Four massive wharves and the city of Skagway

1898
Previous to May and the building of the railroad






















1897






January 1898

After the gold rush
The wharves slowly die





































1898
Better times







1898
Photographs from the beach

1898





































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1897
Colorized photograph







1897
Unloading stampeders onto the rocking east side


1897
One of the many transportation boats in Skaguay Bay.
This one heading to Haines 33 miles away























August 1897


Jeff Smith









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