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Two northern Transportation Company steamboats: The S.S. Midnight Sun and the S.S. Northland Call, Provincial Archives of Alberta, Aca.9.

The Athabasca Landing is the gate of the great North. It is from here that all the stores go out that supply the Hudson's Bay Company's forts from Hudson's Hope to the mouth of the Mackenzie. A steamer built on the spot plies up the river to the mouth of the Slave River, and down to where the rapids make the Athabaska no longer navigable, where the stores are transshipped to York boats. Beyond the warehouses, offices, and Mr. Wood's residence there are no buildings, although most of the year there is a large Indian encampment near by. It is, too, the last outpost of the Government, and a couple of Canadian police were on duty to stop the importation of strong liquor . . . . (Pollen quoted in Athabasca Historical Society 1986, 35)

Hudson's Bay Company Steamer S.S. Athabasca, 1896.
Northland Star
Northland Sun passing unidentified boat.
Northland Star (docked)
Three river steamers docked at Athabasca Landing.
Midnight Sun
Midnight Sun
Steamship Echo
A Trappers boat
Steam ship Northland Star
Steamship Northland Call
Sternwheeler at Athabasca Landing, Alberta.
Steamer Grahame at Fort McMurray, Alberta, 1899.

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