Suzanne’s Blog: Break Up!

The Yukon River ice broke yesterday around 1:30 p.m. officially marking Dawson’s transition into Spring!

Every year the The Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE) hold an ice pool in Dawson to guess the exact date and time that the ice will break up.  The charity splits the proceeds of the pool 50/50 with the winner. And there is almost always someone who guesses it to the minute!

Once the ice clears (usually in about a week) the George Black Ferry will be launched and folks will once again be able to cross the river in their vehicles.

Good news for me as it means I can re-stock my dwindling potato supply from the root cellar at Kokopellie Farm on the far side of the Yukon River!

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