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"Klondyke Telegraph Circuit Soon To Open"
Announced 10 December 1898
According to The Financial News, it should not be long now before telegraphic communication with the Klondike [sic] region is established. Some sanguine people even predict that it will be open in January , though this is very unlikely. The Canadian Parliament, in the beginning of the year, granted a charter to some English and Canadian investors, empowering them to construct a telegraph line from the Alaska coast to Dawson City. Nothing was done, however during the summer, and the charter has come into possession of another body possessing greater construction energy. The plan to construct a double land line from Skaguay via Lake Tagish and Fort Selkirk to the Klondyke. The work is to begin immediately and the line is expected to be in operation early next year.