Friday, April 29, 2011
I don't know anything about Gus Brown but I do know a little bit about St Michael's history. Back in the gold rush days (around 1900) St Michael Alaska was a busy town with as many as 10,000 people. Prospectors coming up to Alaska to look for gold would take a sailing ship up from the west coast of the USA, then to travel into the interior of Alaska they would get on a paddle wheel type steamboat and head up the Yukon river. St Michael was the place where everyone changed boats. It has a natural harbour to provide protection from the ocean and it is close to the mouth of the Yukon.