Riverboat Nenana--Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska
Pen & Ink on Bristol Board, Image size 13.75"x 9.25"
The riverboat Nenana, at 237 feet in length, is the largest sternwheeler ever built west of the Mississippi River. It is also the only large wooden-hulled sternwheeler still in
existence, and one of only three steam-powered sternwheelers in the United States. The
Nenana was built in 1933 for the Alaska Railroad to serve communities along the Yukon
and Tanana Rivers. It was retired from service in 1955 and in now dry-docked at
Pioneer Park in Fairbanks.