Pacific Alaska Airways  Pilgrim 100-B   NC742N            (c/n  6706)


                                        This Pilgrim was brought into operation in 1936 to provide service to the Kukoskwim River
                                        settlements.   The above image was gleaned from Pan American whilst the lower color shot is
                                        from the archives of the Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry (via Lars Opland).  I
                                        believe that the lower shot is of the same aircraft.   This 100-B was a former American Airways
                                        machine and had been fitted with the more powerful 715 h.p. Wright Cyclone engine for its
                                        "bush" work.  It was one of the aircraft which was still in the fleet when Pacific Alaska Airways
                                        became the Alaska Division of Pan American Airways in 1941.