Marker to honor Sophia

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Pioneers of Alaska held an event at Eagle Beach to place a marker to remember the Princess Sophia tragedy on Saturday.

    This is the 100th anniversary year of the maritime disaster considered the worst in Alaska history.  There are other events scheduled that include a memorial service on October 25th and presentations at the Alaska State Museum in October.

    The Juneau Yacht Club also scheduled a last ships supper on October 26th.  Two servings are planned.  The meal would equal the final meal served to passengers and crew on the Sophia.

    The SS Princess Sophia was a steel-built coastal passenger liner in the coastal service fleet of the Canadian Pacific Railway.  On October 25, 1918, the Sophia sank with the loss of all aboard, 343 people. 




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