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Fremont’s Connection to the Klondike Gold Rush, 1897-98

May 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Free

Funded by Fremont investors and a crew of Fremont men, early Fremont residents A. J. and Clara Goddard took parts for steamboats to the Klondike in 1898. They hauled the parts from Skagway, Alaska over White Pass and assembled them on Lake Bennett. They were to first to make the 400+ mile trip by steamer from the lake to Dawson in 1898 and Clara was the first woman to pilot a steamer on the Yukon River.

There will be a reception at 11:00 a.m. with Fremont Historical Society folks ready to chat about the display focused on the Goddards and their adventures. At 12:00 p.m. there will be a showing of the documentary “Finding the A. J. Goddard”. The Goddards sold their steamboats in 1899 and the “A.J. Goddard” sank during a storm in 1901. The wreck was not found until 2008 but the steamer and many of its contents were in good condition. There will also be a presentation by Richard Miller, project manager for Northwest Seaport for the “Arthur Foss'” 2017 haul out, on the history of the 129 year old vessel, considered to be the world’s oldest wooden tugboat still afloat. Richard will also cover the scope and findings of the haul out.

Details

Date:
May 12, 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.fremonthistory.org0

Organizer

Fremont Historical Society
Phone:
206-321-2557 (Judie Clarridge)
Email:
dclarridge@aol.com
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Venue

Fremont Library
731 N. 35th St.
Seattle, 98103 United States
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Phone:
206-684-4084
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