The Final Voyage Of The Princess Sophia

The Final Voyage Of The Princess Sophia

Did They All Have To Die?

Book - 1998
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October 25, 1918, is the day that goes down in history as the Inside Passage's worst maritime disaster. More than 350 people lost their lives and the CPR's British Columbia Coast Service was forever tarnished when the Princess Sophia went down off Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal between Skagway and Juneau, Alaska. In this book, the authors relive the tragedy of the Princess Sophia and her last voyage and tackle questions that still linger. Was the sinking really just a "peril of the sea," as the inquiry concluded? This story explores the heroic efforts of those who answered the SOS and tried to save the passengers and crew but were later the ones to recover bodies instead.

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Heritage House, 1998.
ISBN: 9781895811643
1895811643
Branch Call Number: 910.9164 OKE
Characteristics: 192 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Macdonald, Ian 1928-

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