First McCarthy Tram


My daughter boarding the tram to McCarthy, Alaska, in 1979. Yesterday I posted one of my paintings of the upgraded tram. Before the upgrade this crude platform was the method for crossing the river during the summer. I prefer to fly to the airstrip near town and not have to deal with the tram and hauling gear on foot.  During the 1980’s and 1990’s I spent many, many hours researching subjects for original paintings in this fabulous historic location.

More tomorrow,

Gail Niebrugge, Alaska wilderness artist

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  1. Dear Gail,

    I have put a link on my web log to your Is this OK with you? If not, I will remove it immediately, but I would like others visiting my site to know about and be encouraged to visit your unique blog to view your wonderful paintings and learn some fascinating history about wilderness Alaska.

    Best wishes for a wonderful year 2008.

    Noella 🙂

  2. Hello Noella;

    Thanks for the link, it is much appreciated! It is fun to go back through thirty years

    of my work and reference material and tell about what my life was like as an artist

    in the wilderness.

    Cheers for 2008!


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