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New Boston

 New Boston was a short-lived mining camp on the Douglas Island shore of Gastineau Channel at the mouth of Grant Creek, a mile and a half northwest of Juneau. It was also known as Union City. In 1887 the Alaska Union Mining Company, largely financed by Boston capital, began development of group of lode claims and built a wharf, bunkhouse and other buildings, an 80-stamp mill and a tramway to the mine which was some 1800 feet from the beach. In the neighborhood of $300,000 was reported to have been expended before it was discovered that there was no ore worth milling. The first and only clean-up was said to have yielded $40, after which the company went out of business.




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