The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia

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.

The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia

Author: Betty O'Keefe

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781895811643

Page: 192

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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.

Walter Harper Alaska Native Son

Coates and Morrison, Sinking of the “Princess Sophia,” 48–49. 43. Coates and
Morrison, Sinking of the “Princess Sophia,” 50–51. 44. Coates and Morrison,
Sinking of the Princess Sophia,” 63. 45. O'Keefe and Macdonald, Final Voyage,
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Walter Harper  Alaska Native Son

Author: Mary F. Ehrlander

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496204042

Page: 240

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Walter Harper, Alaska Native Son illuminates the life of the remarkable Irish-Athabascan man who was the first person to summit Mount Denali, North America's tallest mountain. Born in 1893, Walter Harper was the youngest child of Jenny Albert and the legendary gold prospector Arthur Harper. His parents separated shortly after his birth, and his mother raised Walter in the Athabascan tradition, speaking her Koyukon-Athabascan language. When Walter was seventeen years old, Episcopal archdeacon Hudson Stuck hired the skilled and charismatic youth as his riverboat pilot and winter trail guide. During the following years, as the two traveled among Interior Alaska's Episcopal missions, they developed a father-son-like bond and summited Denali together in 1913. Walter's strong Athabascan identity allowed him to remain grounded in his birth culture as his Western education expanded and he became a leader and a bridge between Alaska Native peoples and Westerners in the Alaska territory. He planned to become a medical missionary in Interior Alaska, but his life was cut short at the age of twenty-five, in the Princess Sophia disaster of 1918 near Skagway, Alaska. Harper exemplified resilience during an era when rapid socioeconomic and cultural change was wreaking havoc in Alaska Native villages. Today he stands equally as an exemplar of Athabascan manhood and healthy acculturation to Western lifeways whose life will resonate with today's readers.

Canadian Book Review Annual

The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia . Surrey : Heritage House , 1998. 192p .
photos.maps . biblio . index . $ 16.95pa . ISBN 1-895811-64-3pa . CCIP .
DDC910.916434 . In the late evening of November 11 , 1918 , a makeshift
morgue ship ...

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Canadian Holy War

The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia and The Sommers Scandal have been
applauded by reviewers from Ottawa to Vancouver Island . The Mulligan Affair
Top Cop on the Take The Mulligan Affair Top Cop on the Take Ian Macdonald
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Canadian Holy War

Author: Ian Macdonald

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 9781894384117

Page: 238

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On Earth, one gentle soul the less; in Heaven, one angel more. So reads the epitaph of Scottish nursemaid Janet Smith, the victim of a 1924 tragedy that ignited racial tension in a very young Vancouver. At the core of the issue were the mysterious circumstances surrounding Smith's death, particularly the fact that the only other adult in the house at the time was the Chinese house boy. When Smith's death was followed by the assassination of Davie Lew, a well-known Chinese man, it only strengthened the European view that Vancouver's Asian community was a hotbed of violence and corruption. Newspaper editors and most of Vancouver's white community raised an outcry, charging the police with incompetence and demanding arrests, while Presbyterian indignation called for law and order as well as an end to Chinese immigration. Before the summer was over, the tongs of Chinatown and the clans of Canada's West Coast were set to defend their own, and one Scottish minister went so far as to declare it a time of 'holy war'.

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Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast

Helen Wilson , letter to Alice Wilson Blair , Skagway , n . d . , quoted in O ' Keefe
and Macdonald , Final Voyage , 54 . ... The messages between the Victoria office
of the coast service and the Princess Sophia and other recipients were read into
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Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast

Author: Robert C. Belyk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

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Page: 276

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Examines ten shipwrecks that occurred off the Pacific Coast from 1854 to 1929.

Burrard Inlet

Betty O ' Keefe and Ian Macdonald , The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia , pp
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Author: Doreen Armitage

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

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The first and only history of Burrard Inlet. Shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award.

The Woodenboat

WOODENBOAT REVIEW SHAWE TENNEY The Final Voyage of the Princess
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Bishop , CA 93514 . 192 pp , $ 16 . 95 . The loss of a passenger steamer and 350
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Quiet Reformers

... O'KEEFE The Klondike's “ Dear Little Nugget ” ( 1996 ) Earthquake : Your
Chances , Your Options , Your Future ( 1996 ) The Mulligan Affair : Top Cop on
the Take ( 1997 ) The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia : Did They All Have to
Die ?

Quiet Reformers

Author: Ian Macdonald

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This lively biography of Bishop Edward Cridge and his wife Mary paints a vivid picture of early Victoria as it developed from an isolated Hudson's Bay Company post into the bustling capital of British Columbia. Recruited from England by Governor James Douglas in 1854 to be the Church of England chaplain of Fort Victoria, Edward Cridge became an important figure in the spiritual life of the city as the rector of Christ Church.The Cridges also became two of Victoria's foremost social reformers, leaving an indelible mark on British Columbia's social institutions. Living through the terrible smallpox and black measles epidemics, the latter taking four of their own children, the inseparable pair worked to create the first hospital, beginning with a few beds in a rented cottage and living to see it transformed into the Royal Jubilee. As the first superintendent of education, Cridge played an essential role in B.C.'s early school system. When abandoned children were left at the parsonage door, Mary created Victoria's first orphanage.The biography also tells of Cridge's very public argument with Bishop Hills, a dispute that caused him to break with the Church of England to found and build the Church of Our Lord, a Reformed Episcopal church, which is today an historic Victoria landmark. Included also are cameos by many of the notable people of the day, such as Emily Carr, who as a young girl lived opposite the Cridge family.

Northwest Folklore

Similarly , Sheila Nickerson's inclusion of aspects of the story in her evocative
poem , On Why the Quilt - Maker Became a Dragon , and Steve Hites ' tourist -
oriented poem , " The Last Voyage of the Princess Sophia , " focusing exclusively
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In the Face of Disaster

... October 16 , 1951 The wind was moaning up Alaska's long stately Lynn Canal
and flurries of snow were whipping the greatcoats of the crowd knotted together
on Skagway's plank wharf the night the Princess Sophia left on her last voyage .

In the Face of Disaster

Author: Michael Benedict

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Pacific Ports

WIY " PRINCESS SOPHIA ” SUIT A decision of vital personal effect upon
hundreds of families and of considerable legal ... in September , 1921 , found that
the “ Princess Sophia ” ? left port on her last voyage completely officered and
manned ...

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Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight Lady Companion to the Princess Charlotte of Wales

This was , that George I . , not long before his last voyage to Hanover , where he
died , dreamed that his divorced wife , the unfortunate Princess of Zell , * came to
meet him dressed in green . He was alarmed at this ... Sophia Dorothea ,
daughter of the Koenigsmark , she was confined in the Duke of Zell . After the
assassina ...

Autobiography of Miss Cornelia Knight  Lady Companion to the Princess Charlotte of Wales

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A History of England

The daughters of George III . were the Princesses Charlotte Augusta Matilda ,
Sophia Augusta , Elizabeth , and Mary . During the reign ... This last voyage was
particularly distinguished by the extent and importance of its discoveries .
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A History of England

Author: George Palmer

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Disaster on Mount Slesse

Betty OʻKeefe and lan Macdonald are journalists based in Vancouver who have
collaborated on ten popular history books including The Mulligan Affair : Top Cop
on the Take and The Final Voyage of the Princess Sophia . Rapid City Klusaith ...

Disaster on Mount Slesse

Author: Betty O'Keefe

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC : Caitlin Press c2006.

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A gripping account of Western Canada's worst aviation disaster.

Skagway

... saw off the Princess Sophia on her final voyage to Vancouver in 1918 . Only
hours out of Skagway , she wrecked in a storm on Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal
. All 353 passengers perished , a loss of many people from the Yukon and Alaska
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Skagway

Author: L. J. Campbell

Publisher: Alaska Geographic Society

ISBN:

Page: 96

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Alaska Geographic is an award-winning series that presents the people, places, and wonders of Alaska to the world. Over the past 30 years, Alaska Geographic has earned its reputation as the publication for those who love Alaska. The series boasts more than 100 books to date, featuring communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, animals from bears to dinosaurs, history from the Russian explorers to today, and natural phenomena from the aurora to glaciers. Written by leading experts in their fields, these books are illustrated throughout with world-class photography and include colorful maps for reference.