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Copper River and Cook's Inlet, Alaska. Pacific Steam Whaling Co. All American Route
8vo pamphlet (9" x 4"), printed self-wrappers. 15 pp. San Francisco: Pacific Steam Whaling Co., 30 California St., 1897. A scarce pamphlet produced by the Pacific Steam Whaling Co. of San Francisco and Seattle for prospectors venturing to Alaska's Cooks Inlet and the Copper River mining district, on Prince William Sound. This "first class line of passenger steamers" ran between San Francisco, Seattle and Copper City, and sailed every fifteen days through the inland waters of Alaska-"thereby avoiding the rough weather experienced on the outside passage." The text offers a detailed account of the Cooks Inlet and the Copper River region, a portion of which is excerpted from a lecture delivered in Sitka (in Nov. 1897) by one Rt. Rev. I. T. Rowe (Bishop of Alaska) which was published in the "Alaskan." The text covers Chefflon Creek; the Keokuk gold district; historic explorations of Alaska; the route by way of Copper River and Prince William Sound; gold mining success stories ("He almost broke his back carrying $65,000 of Gold"); Fish and Game; Copper River Indians (by turns "unfriendly" and "friendly"; said to steal; etc.); When to Start for Copper River; Cooks Inlet District; Climate of Southern Alaska; and Cooks Inlet Placers. Another extract is taken from the San Francisco Call (of Nov. 1897), covering the discovery of Great Bed of Copper in Cooks Inlet and Prince William Sound; "sensational" gold mining stories; When to Start for Cooks Inlet; What to Buy for an Outfit; Clothing; Cooking Utensils and Mining Implements; a Table of Distances; and finally, "Nuggets of Informati … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Arsenault & Company, ABAA [Arrowsic, ME, U.S.A.]
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