Alaska/Yukon sternwheelers enjoyed their last hurrah during World War II, when they were pressed into service carrying freight in support of the Alcan Highway construction project. Ironically, however, the highway led directly to the demise of sternwheeler revenue opportunities. This vaguely dramatic photo details the Nenana's pilot house. She endured a decade of neglect, including occupancy by squatters, until restored for display in Fairbanks. Scanned negative from the Frank Burch photo collection. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos