National Geographic : 1930 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Fred A. Hill IN THE MAD DAYS OF '98 THE BANKS OF LAKE BENNETT HUMMED LIKE A SHIPYARD Nearly 20,000 weird craft were thrown together here by wild-eyed gold-seekers, frantic to be the first to push off to their El Dorado at Dawson as soon as the ice broke. This was the site of the author's first camp. Photograph by Amos Burg PASSING THE ICE DAM AT THE FOOT OF MARSH LAKE The dam was constructed by the White Pass Railway to hold the ice back from the upper lakes and to keep it from jamming in Lake Laberge. Ice remains in the lakes almost a month after it passes down the river, which breaks up at the rate of about Ioo miles a day.