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
- Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew projected Gov. Bill Walker’s veto of about half of dividend funds will cost the city.
- Only three votes now separate two northern Alaska House candidates. Dean Westlake of Kotzebue has 780 votes, ahead of 777 votes for incumbent Rep. Ben Nageak, who’s from Barrow.
- Bus passes, child-care assistance, work clothing and other resources to get low-income tribal members into jobs are being cut in seven Southeast Communities..
- The U.S. Northern Command and Coast Guard have launched a major field-training exercise off Alaska’s northwest coast. Arctic Chinook is intended to demonstrate how local, state and federal agencies would respond to a simulated cruise ship accident. Coincidentally, a big luxury cruise ship will sail through the area while the exercise is under way. And to further complicate things, bad weather has just set in.