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The Right Way On, Adventures in the Klondyke of 1898, Memoirs of W.H.T. Olive
by Olive, W. H. T.

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The Right Way On, Adventures in the Klondyke of 1898, Memoirs of W.H.T. Olive 
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  W.H.T. Olive's memoir is his record of the year he spent as “manager of the boats” for the Bennett Lake & Klondyke Navigation Company n the Yukon Gold Rush of 1898.

In the untamed North, where travellers had only one thing on their minds – gold – Olive's day-to-day life was nothing but extraordinary. He acted as onboard diplomat for both seasoned prospectors and greenhorns, shot the White Horse Rapids, and in addition to passengers and their provisions, was responsible for two all-important kinds of shipment: mail and liquor.

His adventures included rescuing damsels in distress, guiding his employer, the architect Frank Rattenbury, through a disastrous, mosquito-infested expedition, and defending his strongbox at gunpoint from thieves. Sam Steele, of the North West Mounted Police, William Ogilvie, first commissioner of the Yukon, “Machine-gun” Joe Boyle, and the notorious gangster Soapy Smith all make an appearance here.

Olive's account of his adventures is complemented by his fond remembrance of the “sourdoughs on the trail” he met during this short but intense period in history. Their tales fill this memoir.

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Weight:0.40 kg
Price: CDN$ 29.99 (US$ 29.18)
 
Stock Number:70201AN
Author:Olive, W. H. T.
Publisher:Timberholme Books
British Columbia
Publication Date:1999
Pages:327 pp
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Hard Cover. As New/As New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:189425404X. b/w plates, 327pp.
First Edition:First Edition

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