Gold Rush Database Sources
These are the passengers who were registered aboard the S.S. Canadian Islander, which sank August 15, 1901. It is something of a miracle that the Islander didn't sink earlier. In KLONDIKE, Pierre Berton describes its maiden voyage: "The horses were wedged side by side so tightly that there was no way for them to lie down. Many of these wretched creatures had their heads so close to the engines that they were in a state of continual panic, rearing, biting..."
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