Final Voyage of Princess Sophia: Did They All Have to Die?

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Relive the drama and tragedy of the Inside Passage's worst maritime disaster in which more than 350 people died and the reputation of Canadian Pacific's coastal service was forever tarnished. O'Keefe and MacDonald tackle questions that still linger eighty years later. Was the resulting inquiry a bureaucratic whitewash? Was the real cause of the wreck "peril of the sea"? In view of the speed the ship was travelling in a terrible snowstorm, how could the capptain escape rebuke? With such a death toll, why was so ...

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Overview

Relive the drama and tragedy of the Inside Passage's worst maritime disaster in which more than 350 people died and the reputation of Canadian Pacific's coastal service was forever tarnished. O'Keefe and MacDonald tackle questions that still linger eighty years later. Was the resulting inquiry a bureaucratic whitewash? Was the real cause of the wreck "peril of the sea"? In view of the speed the ship was travelling in a terrible snowstorm, how could the capptain escape rebuke? With such a death toll, why was so little ever written about the sinking? Was it because, unlike the Titanic, there were no survivors of the Princess Sophia? This story goes explores the heroic efforts of those who answered the SOS, at first to save and later to recover the bodies of those lost. The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia recreates the human drama that unfolded off Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal between Skagway and Juneau, Alaska, in 1918.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781895811643
  • Publisher: Heritage House
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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