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Whitehorse

Whitehorse (135.05W 60.73N) was the location of an airstrip in northwestern Canada. It was part of the America-Siberia air bridge.

Some thought was given to developing Skagway as the primary port supplying Alaska (via a road to Whitehorse and Fairbanks) in the event of a Japanese attack on the territory, but this was rejected from fears that the sea communications to Skagway would be vulnerable to interdiction. Instead, the decision was made to construct the Alaska-Canada Highway. However, a fuel pipeline was eventually laid along this route.

Rail connections

Skagway

References

Szuiban (1959; accessed 2011-7-1)

Weeks (2004)


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