Miles Canyon, Yukon River

Steamer Clifford Sifton
The steamer Clifford Sifton shooting Miles Canyon circa 1900. Photo credit: Major James Skitt Matthews

“Through this narrow chute of corrugated rock the wild waters of the great river rush in a perfect mass of milk-like foam, with a reverberation that is audible for a considerable distance, the roar being intensified by the rocky walls which act like so many sounding boards. Huge spruce trees in sombre files overshadow the dark canyon, and it resembles a black thoroughfare paved with the whitest of marble.”

Frederick Schwatka

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