Thank you very much to Paul and Alice Cyr, of Tagish, for their reply to my November 2 column about the steamer Monarch.
I really appreciate their encouragement and interest.
Their letter follows:
We love your regular feature inthe News.
Regarding the Monarch of November 2, Stan Cohen also has a photo of the Monarch from University of Washington Archives in his Yukon Steamer Steamboats (page 22, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., Missoula, MT, 1983).
The lower deck in that photo has had the forward walls removed. Also removed is the covering from where the heavy ropes to tie up the ship are extended.
As you can see from the copy of the Monarch, it looks much different in that photograph.
There do not appear to be leaves on the deciduous trees, so it must have been taken in the fall as the trees would be beginning to leaf out in Dawson by the time the river was fully open to navigation.
Paul and Alice Cyr
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