The Golden Shipment

      The "Seattle Post-lntelligencer" sent its newsmen in a chartered tug to meet the "Portland" before it docked at the end of its golden voyage from St.Michael. The scoop was out on the streets before the passengers disembarked with their cargo of $700,000 worth of gold.The Seattle headlines, much more flamboyant than those in San Francisco, where the Excelsior had docked two days before, swept across the country...and across the world. As the rush began, Seattle seized the lead as the primary shipping port to Alaska and the gold fields.

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