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17 Dec 1894 - The steamer Rustler returned from Berners bay Wednesday night last, bringing down F. D. Nowell, William Nelson, D. McLennan and all of the carpenters employed in mill construction. They report the mill to be steadly crushing ore, the air compressor in active operation and that there is no cessation of activity at the mine. The Rustler returned to Berners bay Thursday with supplies.
17 Dec 1894 - The steamer Mexico, Capt. David Wallace in command, came into port 1:30 this morning. The passengers for Juneau were: W. Ogiivie, F. R. Beattle, W. A. McDonald, W. B. Scartle, E. A. Herbert, George St.Cyr, Frank Clancey, H. E. Hoggatt and Mrs. E. M. Leach. The steamer brought considerable freight for Juneau and very large mail. The severe and heavy weather encountered on the down trip was the cause of the boat being over due this time.
17 Dec 1894 - The steamer Seolin has been running on the ferry route for the past few days in place of the Julia.
17 Dec 1894 - The most teriffic storm known for years is reported to have swept the Pacific of late; a number of vessels have been from seven to ten days overdue from Sound ports to San Francisco. Amongst them we note the Alki which was nine days overdue up to last accounts, having left the Sound on December 4th and not heard from up to the 13th. The Pueblo made the down trip from Seattle to San Francisco on time during the worst part of the storm and reported seeing several vessels hove to. So there is every reason to believe that all of the overdue crafts have weathered the gale.

07 Aug 1897 - The Steamer Rustler, Capt. Thornton, made another trip to Dyea and Skaguay, sailing yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock

07 Aug 1897 - The steamer Mexico arrived here Thursday at midnight and sailed a few hours later for Dyea and Skaguay. It had 350 Yukoners aboard and about 100 excursionists. It brought no mail.

14 Aug 1897 - WRECK OF STEAMER MEXICO - The steamer Alki brought the news of the steamer Mexico near the end of Dixon Entrance. The steamer was southbound when it ran upon some hidden rocks at 4 o'clock on the morning of the 6 th . The rocks stove a big hole in the bottom of the boat, but luckily there was not freight on board and the bulkhead compartments of the boat kept it afloat for about two hours, when it finally sank in 100 fathoms of water. The shock caused confusion on board and passengers were thrown from their berths. In a few minutes, however the officers quieted down the passengers while the crew quickly launched the boats and every passenger was transferred from the sinking ship. The hand baggage belonging to passengers was taken from the ship and it is reported that the mail was taken off, although it is not definitely known. There were one hundred persons on board. Provisions were put into the boats and the people were taken to Metlakatla. A boat was sent from that place to meet the southbound Topeka. All embarked on the Topeka and were taken to Seattle. Among the passengers from Juneau were Mrs. W. M. Stahl, Mrs. E. C. Stahl and child and Miss Grace Stahl of this city.

14 Aug 1987 - To Develop a New Mine - The schooner Loval sailed from Seattle on the 7 th inst. It was heavily ladened with supplies, doors, and windows for houses, furniture, cook stoves, blacksmith outfit, miners' tools and lumber; in general a full outfit for developing quartz property. It cleared Sitka, but its destination is an island in Southeastern Alaska where prospectors in the employ of some eastern capitalist have a valuable ledge, which is to be developed at once.

14 Aug 1897 - The Topeka is expected to arrive Tuesday evening.

14 Aug 1897 - The steamer Queen is expected to return here to-morrow night.

14 Aug 1897 - The steamer Seaolin left yesterday at 2 p.m. for Skaguay and Dyea.

14 Aug 1897 - The steamer Humbolt sailed from Tacoma for St. Michael yesterday.

14 Aug 1897 - Since the arrival of the Willamette it may be estimated that there are now about 2,400 miners in Skaguay.

14 Aug 1897 - The schooner North left Juneau on Wednesday with 25,000 feet of lumber and 15,000 shingles to be used for building Skaguay.

14 Aug 1897 - The Steam barge Ajax and Bjax, taking between 200 head of horses and 400 to 500 tons of freight, were announced to sail from Seattle on the 8 th inst. For Dyea and Skaguay.

14 Aug 1897 - The steamer Rustler arrived from Skaguay and Dyea last evening bringing back the Nowell Party. Mr. And Mrs. F. D. Nowell, Mr. And Mrs. F. C. Hammond, Chas. Coleman and W. H. Beddoe. It sailed from Berners Bay this afternoon.

14 Aug 1897 - The big collier Willamette arrived here yesterday morning at 6:30 with the biggest load of humanity that has ever been seen on any ship in Alaska before. More than 1,000 persons lined the decks and riggings all bound for the Klondike gold fields. The Willamette has 1,500 tons of freight and 300 pack animals. All forenoon the wharf was crowded with spectators and friends of the departing ones. During the steamers stay the stores in town done considerable business. A little before noon the boat left the wharf amid outbursts of cheers and sailed for Skaguay and Dyea. The following took passage from Juneau : J. M. Nicholas, F. Stilles, C. Bern, F. Ramenseller, C. Erickson, D. Ryan, M. Riley and H. R. Hoftes.

14 Aug 1897 - The steamer Queen came into parrot Tuesday evening with 300 tourists on board and seventy-one miners and others bound for Skaguay and Dyea . The cabin passengers were: B. M. Garside, B. Hall, J. A. Pearce, D. M. Wasson, Miss C. B. Atkinson, Allan R. Jay, E. J. Rosen, Geo. H. Sewell, John Richards, Alex Dunn, H. J. Coates, E. Rice, A. G. Schuatz, Jas. Allmash, John McIllree, George Service and fifty-five second class. The steamer was delayed at this port on account of a strike among the longshoremen who demanded fifty cents an hour for their services. The Queen sailed for Skaguay Wednesday evening.

14 Aug 1897 - The U.S.S. Concord may be expected to arrive here any day with Governor J. G. Brady on board. The concord is cruising in southeastern Alaska waters.

14 Aug 1897 - The steamer Alki arrived here 10:30 Sunday night. The following is the passenger list: For Juneau - Mr. And Mrs. P. Krauglair; F. Collins; J. M. Kelley; Miss A. Moe; W. A. Buttlefield; J. S. Johnson; P. J. Packard; I. G. Iaavey; A. Johnson; W. A. Pratt; W. H. Healey; O'Brien; C. Cramer; E. Girgros; George Hamstor; Q. Moore; G. S. Miller; A. M. Ross; T. H. George; Miss M. E. Guard; W. Nelson; W. G. Murley and twenty-seven second class. For Skaguay - M. L. Jaratt; J. Anderson; J. F. Wild; A. C. Massie; Mr. And Mrs. M. A. Hammell; W. J. Casey; Felix Brown; Mr. And Mrs. Robert Cohill; L. Rilz; W. L. Pratt; G. Clancey; F. Clancey; W. S. Beator; D. McSheason; John Boyle; W. H. Suttor; Mr. And Mrs. John Chardler; A. J. Sketch; J. H. L. Todd; F. M. Sayne; G. V. Seavey; H. E. Epleo; C. M. Austin; I. O Waughul; M. J. Hodde; and fifty second class. For Dyea - J. Anchome; Mrs. T. A. Sloare; G. D. Willee; J. A. Moorheim; L. Moore; D. Foulkes; J. B. Soiar; C. McGoargall; J. D. Goy; M. Waite; D. G. Goay; H. M. Savage; L. E. Baodt; G. H. Seachers; G. W. Savage; W. J. Wallace; J. A. Keadall and ninety-four second class. For Wrangel - L. H. Hamlin and two second class. Cabin, 68; Second Class 173; Total 241. It sailed for Skaguay and Dyea Monday evening returning Thursday afternoon and sailed for Sound ports Thursday night. The following took passage from Juneau. Mr. And Mrs. A. Brown, Minnie Howard, J. A. Anderson, Mrs. F. Murdock, Mrs. F. H. Benefiel and Geo. Hampton for Ketchikan and fifteen steerage.

21 Aug 1897 - Thirty-five mounted police went to Skaguay on the steamer Islander.

21 Aug 1897 - The steamer Alki was due to arrive here yesterday, but she will probably be three or four days late.

21 Aug 1897 - The P.C.S.S. Co., will replace the ill-fated Mexico as soon as a suitable boat can be secured.

21 Aug 1897 - The Seaolin left for Skaguay at 2 o'clock this afternoon loaded with Yukoners and freight for Skaguay and Dyea.

21 Aug 1897 - The steamer Queen returned from Sitka Sunday morning at 9 o'clock. After staying about an hour it sailed for Sound ports.

21 Aug 1897 - The U.S.S. Concord dropped anchor in this harbor Monday. Governor Brady and Collector J. W. Ivey were passengers from Sitka.

21 Aug 1897 - The steamer Utopia, Captain O'Brien, came into this port Thursday on its way to Skaguay. There were about 100 Yukoners on board and a full cargo of freight and livestock. The boat was in charge of J. T. Hamilton, a well-known attorney and formerly of Juneau. Mr. Hamilton has chartered the Utopia to make four trips to Alaska. The steamer sailed for Skaguay Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock, from which port after discharging freight, etc., it will clear for Seattle.

21 Aug 1897 - Topeka Passenger List - The Topeka arrived here Tuesday evening with 208 passengers. About 125 Yukoners got off at this port. The cabin passengers were: A. P. Smith, D. A. Cook, C. A. Mikedell, D. A. H. Bryant, Mrs. Burrage, Mrs. H. Curtis, Mrs. H. W. Jones, Mrs. M. H. Lynch, Mrs. Lynch, M. V. Borwn, Mrs. Brown, Master Brown, J. S. Merrill, Jno. Buyson, J. F. Buyson, A. K. Dawson, M. A. Bassett, D. W. Cole, Mrs. M. J. McFarland, S. C. Dunham, W. M. Mann, J. E. Bullock, J. A. Jones, R. H. Sluk, Mrs. Sluk, W. T. Hunter, Mrs. Hume, E. B. Dyer, Mrs. J. B. Allen and sister, D. Ball, Andrew Boatman, M. Love, Thos. Donahoe, Thos. Dunlap, Mrs. Ostrand, J. C. Lestract, Mrs. Lestract, Mrs. J. W. Kerry, Miss Kittler, A. C. Van Doran, J. R. Tooler, Jno. Little, C. A. Layton, M. W. Blumenberg, J. B. Foraker, B. W. Layon, H. E. Heiner, J. J. Bullock, W. B. Price, J. P. Maloney, James Grant, W. D. Ellis, A. H. Mitchell, Mrs. Mitchell, P. Coffey, Leopold Moss, A. La Mott, Robt. Snyder, Mrs. M. E. Smith, W. Mayer, A. Lambert, P. J. Young, J. W. Kelley, W. E. Price, L. Smith, James Mattthews, F. A. Brown, Chas. Mais, S. J. Roggers, A. G. Meyers, W. A. Engelman, F. E. Simmons, Mrs. Simmons, A. Johnson, Francis Johnson, and 122 others. After discharging freight at Douglas and Sheep creek the steamer left for Sitka Wednesday evening. The Topeka is billed to leave this port at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning.

21 Aug 1897 - The first ship sailing from New York direct to the Klondike gold fields is advertised to leave about August 21. It is to be sent by the New Yorka nd Alaska Gold Exploring and Trading company. The company has not yet selected its vessels, but it promises to dispatch a steamship capable of carrying safely 200 passengers and 1500 tons of freight. It says the ship will make the voyage from New York around Cape Horn to Juneau in fifty or sixty days. More than fifty names have been listed for the boyage. No more than 200 passengers will be allowed to embark.



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