The Sinking of the SS Princess Sophia


The SS Princess Sophia stranded on Vanderbilt Reef, Lynn Canal, Alaska October 24, 1918. Photo by E.P. Pond/public domain

The sinking of the SS Princess Sophia was a massive tragedy for both Canada and the United States. But it was also really overshadowed by the end of World War I and the flu pandemic, so it’s been nicknamed the unknown Titanic of the West Coast.

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Topics in this Podcast: shipwrecks, Canadian history, U.S. history, alaska, disasters, 20th century, Yukon