There is much interest throughout the Keno-Mayo and Calumet area today as there was in the 1920s. The photograph shown is “a view of Clem Sinyard’s shaft on his Hector claim in 1935.
“From left to right: Charley Brefalt, Malcolm McCown, Little Nick, Elmer Gustavson and Clem Sinyard. The Hector claim, first staked in 1920 by Sinyard, was 300 feet away from the Calumet claim when it was discovered to be rich in silver and lead. A shaft was sunk in 1935 and it struck high-grade silver. The claim was purchased by Treadwell Yukon and an aerial tramline was built to transport the ore to Elsa a couple of miles to the west.”
I remember John Scott telling me about Wernecke asking or ordering him to design and construct a tramline. Is this the same aerial tramline? John Scott was an amazing man, I know.
Photo by A.K. Schellineer / Yukon Archives
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