Measure of gold

3 inches freeboard and
four man crew

a steamboat plows through
dozens of prospectors jump off
and hike to the Cariboo

a claim 12 feet wide
100 feet long
$1,000 a foot

Davis puts 500 pounds of his gold
nuggets in a strong box
18 inches square

he died first and there lies
12 foot Davis
1000 feet above

the mighty Peace River