Pacific Steam Whaling Co. Community House

The Pacific Steam Whaling Co. constructed this building in 1893, making it the oldest frame building in the Yukon. It was initially used as a community building for the officers of the whaling ships that wintered at the island. Following this period it was used successively by the Anglican Mission for housing and church services, the Mounted Police as a barracks and detachment HQ, and finally, it accommodated researchers working under the auspices of the Polar Continental Shelf Project. It has been restored to the last period of continual occupation and is currently used to accommodate the Park Office and as a meeting place for visitors to the Park, and includes a small display area.



Field Documentation:

August 16, 2018

Field Documentation Type:

Terrestrial LiDAR

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