The Sinking of the Princess Sophia

The Sinking of the Princess Sophia

Taking the North Down With Her

Book - 1990
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On October 23, 1918, the Canadian Pacific steamer Princess Sophia left Skagway, Alaska, on its last run of the season to Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle. A storm rose and at 2 a.m. it ran aground on Vanderbilt Reef. Rescue vessels were quickly assembled, but the storm worsened and they were forced to take shelter themselves. By the following morning, the Princess Sophia had sunk to the bottom of the Lynn Canal, taking all of its passengers--a significant cross-section of the population of the Yukon and Alaska--with it. This volume examines the impact of this loss on a society that, with the end of the gold rush, was already in decline.
Publisher: Don Mills, ON : Oxford University Press Canada, 1990
ISBN: 9780195407846
Branch Call Number: 910.916434 Princ-C 3558
Characteristics: xvii, 216 p. :,ill., maps


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