National Geographic : 1912 Jul
Photo by Mrs. Herbert Wadsworth INDIAN WOMEN AT RAMPART HOUSE WATCHING THE APPROACH OF THE STEAMER "VIDETTE" (SEE PAGE 690) Photo by Thomas Riggs, Jr. THE SURVEY LAUNCH "MIDNIGHT SUN" Length, 50 feet; beam, 8 feet; draft, 18 inches; 25 horse-power gas engines. Pushing a barge, this little craft can transport from 10 to 15 tons. She did great service during the summer freighting on the Porcupine and Old Crow rivers and later in bringing the lumber for the hospital to quarantine (see page 710).