Outfitting for the Trip
~ Detail from A. Curtis photo 345A.
Here is a sketch of a stampeder in Klondike outerwear.
~ New York Journal Klondike Edition, August 22, 1897. U.W. Neg. #2058.
The Northwest Mounted Police made each stampeder bring a year’s supplies into Canada. This was roughly one ton of goods per person.
Here is an outfit list for a year's worth of supplies.
~ Lugrin, Charles Henry. Yukon Gold Fields. . .. Victoria: Colonist Printing and Publishing Co., 1897. 27.
Seattle made millions in Klondike business due to its successful self-promotion as the best place to outfit and depart for the North.
Here are a few supply advertisements. All advertisements are from Map-Guide: Seattle to Dawson. . .. Seattle: Humes, Lysons and Sallee, 1897.