Phonograph records recovered from Gold Rush wreck

Posted on 05 April 2011
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Conservation specialists have rediscovered the soundtrack of a deadly shipwreck from the Klondike Gold Rush, identifying three records found with a vintage phonograph alongside the sunken sternwheeler A.J. Goddard, which went down in a storm more than a century ago on Yukon's Lake Laberge.

The exquisitely-preserved wreck of the Goddard - discovered in 2009 by a Yukon government-led team of Canadian and American archeologists - has been hailed as a "time capsule" from the era in which tens of thousands of fortune-seekers from across North America rushed to the remote, northwest corner of Canada following the discovery of gold nuggets in streams near present-day Dawson City.

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