CR&NWRR Steamboats on the Copper River
Between 1907 and 1911 the Copper River and Northwestern Railway operated four steamboats on the Copper and Chitina Rivers in support of railroad construction and mining operations at Kennicott.
From the Jan-Feb, 2021 issue of Alaskan History Magazine:
The Copper River & Northwestern Railway Steamboats 1907-1911
Chittyna, Tonsina, Gulkana, and Nizina
“The real workhorses of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway”
The discovery of the world's richest commercial copper deposit near Kennicott Glacier in 1899 …