The sinking of the SS Princess Sophia is being commemorated 100 years after the tragedy took place. The passenger steam-liner serviced ports from Skagway, Alaska to Victoria, British Columbia often transporting miners or WWI soldiers during the early 1900s. The ship hit the Vanderbilt Reef, in the Lynn Canal off the coast of Alaska, and sunk resulting in the loss of over 200 passengers and crew. The event had great impacts of communities along the Pacific Northwest Coastline From Alaska to southern BC.
Join us in learning about how this vessel's years of service affected and connected the Pacific Northwest Coast in the early 20th century.
This centennial exhibition, developed by the Maritime Museum of BC, will be hosted at the Tofino Clayquot Heritage Museum from April 21 - May 20th, 2018.
When: Sat & Sun 12:30 - 4:00 p.m., April 21st - May 20th, 2018
Location: Tofino Clayoquot Heritage Museum, 331 Main Street (below the Legion Branch #65), Tofino, B.C.
Cost: Admission by donation