S.S. Nenana, Fairbanks

The S.S. NENANA was launched at Nenana, Alaska, in May 1933, and operated on the Yukon and Chena Rivers as towboat, mainly carrying cargo, but also pasengers until 1952. She became a museum as early as 1967 and is now part of the Alaskaland historical park at Fairbanks.

The Nenana is 237 ft. long, 43 ft beam and once was rated 1,00 gross register tons. Like so many other paddlewheel steamboats the S.S. nenana was built to serve as a packet boat, i.e. carrying passengers as well as freight and mail at the same time. The Nenana had accomodations fo 48 passengers, her freight capacity was 300 tons.

Related: Yukon & Chena Rivers


Alaskaland Parks & Recreation, F.N.S.B.
P.O. Box 71267
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707-1267, USA
phone: (907) 459-1087
geo: lat. 64.838347; long. -147.771875
Operation Hours: 11 am - 9 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Historical Information: www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/nhl/nenana.htm

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