A Woman Who Went to Alaska

May Kellogg SULLIVAN ( - )

Alaska has only been a state since 1959, and the breathtaking terrain remains mostly unspoiled and natural. In modern times, many of us have had the pleasure of visiting Alaska via a luxurious cruise ship, where we enjoyed gourmet meals, amazing entertainment, and a climate-controlled environment. It's easy to also book a land package that enables you to see more of the country by train.

Imagine what it was like to visit the same wild, untamed countryside in 1899. Instead of boarding a sleek, stylish cruise ship, you travel for weeks on a steamer. You wait 2 weeks for the open, flat cars of the new railrod just to assure yourself it can travel safely through the dangerous mountain pass. No stately cabin or grand hotel awaits you at the end of your journey; you'll spend your time in rough mining camps. Such is the case in May Kellogg Sullivan's spellbinding and vivid account of her Alaskan adventures, which occurred over 18 months during 2 solo trips covering 12,000 miles. This is the perfect travel narrative to enjoy on your Alaskan cruise or in the comfort of your own home. (Introduction by Karen Commins)

Genre(s): Travel & Geography, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Karen Commins
00:02:37
Play 01 01 - Under Way Karen Commins
00:15:58
Play 02 02 - Midnight on a Yukon Steamer Karen Commins
00:06:09
Play 03 03 - Dawson Karen Commins
00:21:03
Play 04 04 - The Rush Karen Commins
00:19:31
Play 05 05 - At the Arctic Circle Karen Commins
00:15:39
Play 06 06 - Companions Karen Commins
00:25:15
Play 07 07 - Going to Nome Karen Commins
00:12:13
Play 08 08 - Fresh Danger Karen Commins
00:21:15
Play 09 09 - Nome Karen Commins
00:23:42
Play 10 10 - The Four Sisters Karen Commins
00:35:43
Play 11 11 - Life in a Mining Camp Karen Commins
00:29:11
Play 12 12 - Bar-Room Disturbances Karen Commins
00:20:26
Play 13 13 - Off For Golovin Bay Karen Commins
00:34:56
Play 14 14 - Life at Golovin Karen Commins
00:24:05
Play 15 15 - Winter in the Mission Karen Commins
00:26:37
Play 16 16 - The Retired Sea Captain Karen Commins
00:26:33
Play 17 17 - How the Long Days Passed Karen Commins
00:24:53
Play 18 18 - Swarming Karen Commins
00:22:03
Play 19 19 - New Quarters Karen Commins
00:22:57
Play 20 20 - Christmas in Alaska Karen Commins
00:28:39
Play 21 21 - My First Gold Claims Karen Commins
00:30:58
Play 22 22 - The Little Sick Child Karen Commins
00:24:04
Play 23 23 - Lights and Shadows of the Mining Camp Karen Commins
00:25:49
Play 24 24 - An Unpleasant Adventure Karen Commins
00:24:01
Play 25 25 - Stones and Dynamite Karen Commins
00:32:39
Play 26 26 - Good-bye to Golovin Bay Karen Commins
00:08:43
Play 27 27 - Going Outside Karen Commins
00:23:30