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
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