The Tragic Story of the SS Princess Sophia


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 11:00am to Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 4:00pm


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Maritime Heritage Gallery, Lighthouse Pier, 2750 Harbour Road


Jenn Preedy

The CPR vessel, SS Princess Sophia, which sailed from Victoria/Vancouver to Alaska

during World War I,  came to a tragic end, with the loss of all life, on Vanderbilt Reef in October, 1918.

This was the largest maritime disaster on the Pacific Northwest Coast, but the story is nearly unknown.

Why is that so?   What happened?  Learn about the ship and its history, the passengers, and the

aftermath of the sinking. The mobile exhibit, loaned by the Maritime Museum of B.C., explores the whole story

and asks "Could such a disaster happen again?" 

Open hours daily, except Thursdays  11 am to 4 pm, March to April 14.      Admission is by donation.