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Toes tapping again as famous Sourtoe is back in place under the midnight sun in Dawson City



Shirley McLean
APTN National News

There is a famous line in the poem The Cremation of Sam McGee that goes, ‘there are strange things done under a midnight sun …” expression, there are strange things done under the midnight sun was written n the Yukon.

The poem by Robert Service was published in 1907 – and the sentiment behind that line still holds true today.

Just walk into a certain Whitehorse saloon where a strange drinking tool had been stolen – and left everyone in a lurch.

But now it’s back.

“You drink it slow but the toe has to touch your lips,” said Adam Gerle.

That’s right – a toe.

smclean@aptn.ca

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One Response to “Toes tapping again as famous Sourtoe is back in place under the midnight sun in Dawson City”

  1. bruce515@snasa.ca'
    Bruce Whitney June 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

    The headline should read Dawson City rather than Whitehorse.