Yukon River


Yukon River
   Rises at the headwaters of the Nisutlin, and empties into Bering Sea, after a course of 1765 miles. The lower waters of the river were explored by Glazunof in 1836 or 1837; and a Russian post was built at Nulato, about four hundred miles above the mouth, in 1838. In 1843, Zagoskin carried the exploration up to the mouth of the Nowikakat. In 1846, John Bell, of the Hudson's Bay Company, reached the Yukon by way of the Porcupine; and in 1847 Alexander H. Murray, of the same Company, built Fort Yukon, at the mouth of the Porcupine. Robert Campbell explored the Pelly and Yukon, down to the mouth of the Porcupine, in 1840-1850.
   Index: MS Mackenzie establishes existence and course of, 50; makes inquiries concerning, 55. D Operations of Hudson's Bay Company on, 123; explored by Robert Campbell, 125.
   Bib.: Dall, Alaska; Bancroft, History of Alaska; Campbell, Discovery of the Youcon; Whymper, Travel and Adventure in Alaska; Murray, Journal of the Yukon (Archives, Pub. 4); Dawson, Report on the Yukon (Geol. Survey Report, 1887-1888).

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