Native Fishwheel on the Yukon River

One of the great classic inventions of mankind. The current turns it, the basket scoops up the large king salmon, and they slide down a chute into the holding pen on the side. This one is a real beauty. The salmon run was just starting when I was there. These salmon make their way all the way up into the creeks where we started our raft trip, where they spawn. The local people were giving Dick & Mary salmon, which I got to eat while I was there.

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