There were many questions following the grounding and subsequent sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia. At least 343 people died when ship went down October 25, 1918. There were no survivors except a lone dog that wandered ashore two days after the wreck. Could any of the passengers have been saved from such a tragedy? In the second part of series, historians examine the circumstances of the wreck and explain why so few northerners are aware of the disaster.Related Link: More on the Wreck of the Princess Sophia
- For five years, Sharon Livingston has organized “Camp A”, where first-, second- and third-graders immerse themselves in traditional stories, crafts and foods. By encouraging kids to explore Unangan culture, she said they learn to see the value in cultures of all kinds.
- The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into the safety of Alaska skies during a hearing will take all today. The NTSB is looking into the wider issues surrounding the continued persistence of high numbers of accidents involving small planes and air taxis in Alaska.
- The Sun’aq Tribe won a grant to study the kind of threat that invasive crayfish in Alaska pose to subsistence resources. The award was announced Tuesday.
- After a contentious recall vote Tuesday, three embattled Haines Borough Assembly members will continue to serve out their terms. Nearly 60 percent of Haines voters rejected the allegations of official misconduct.