riverboat on the Chena river
Son of an Alaskan who hiked over the Chilkoot
trail to explore the Yukon, and became a riverboat Captain,
Captain Jim Binkley piloted freight vessels on the Yukon and Tananna rivers in the 1940's.
He started the river excursion business in Fairbanks in 1950.
Now with the third generation sternwheeler, Discovery III, the business continues with his sons.
the airplane has replaced the river boat
as the basic means of transportation to the interior
bush pilot demonstration of STOL
(Short Take Off and Landing)
where the Chena meets the glacier fed Tanana
(muddy look of the Tanana because it carries fine particle glacier flower)
The Tanana is a braided river
eagle on the bank
campaign barge of an Alaskan politician
Stop at the Athabascan village
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