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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 27, 1918.
CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAMER. WHICH WENT DOWN WITH ALL ON
BOARD, AND MAP SHOWING LYNN CANAL, NEAR SKAGWAY,
WHERE DISASTER OCCURRED AS VESSEL HUGGED SHORE.
Vessel and All on Board Los
in Lynn Canal.
MANY VICTIMS ALASKANS
Disaster in North Is Regarded as
Worst In Marine History of
the Pacific Coast.
fContfnwd From F1rt Pap.
sent north, the wrecker to pull the
Sophia off the reef and the Alice to
tret her passengers. Thjp two will r
Gale Thraaaea Canal.
A storm sprang up yesterday and the
wind! whipped down the Ions, narrow
Lynn Canal with hurricane force. The
Sophia, In the path of the gale, was
pounded against the rocks.
On account of the danger of strand
In, the nearby ships did not dare go
near her. Lifeboats were lmpossioie,
although the shore was not many yards
away. Last night the gale increased in
fury and probably while many of the
passengers slept, lifted the steamer,
Bragged her across the reef and sent
her to the bottom.
The first definite word from the north
regarding the wreck came today, when
the Canadian wireless service at lr
toria picked up a message from the
United States wireless station at Ju
neau. Tracts Measage Cornea.
The message read:
"Princess Sophia driven across reef
last night. No survivors. Seventy-five
In crew, 268 passengers. Everything
possible was done. Terrible weather
Efforts were being made here tonight
to get the lists of the passengers from
Skagway or Vancouver. Captain r. u.
Locke was in charge of the vessel when
she was lost, lie has been running up
and down the Alaska waters for the
Canadian Pacific Railroad for years.
VICTORIA, B. C-, Oct. 16. The United
States lighthouse tender made an un
successful attempt to get to the side
of the Sophia after she started to sink,
according to a wireless message from
the Cedar received here tonight.
Body at Wofflai Seeau
The body of one woman and four up
turned boats were the only signs of
the Sophia left at daylight today.
The message from the Ceriar follows:
C S. S. Cedar, via cable steamer
Burnslde. Cedar standing by at 7 P. M.,
24th, but impossible to get near vessel on
account of northerly gales and heavy
seas. About 270 passengers lost. Cedar
got within 400 yards yesterday, but
anchors would not hold and sea drove
"Last night Sophia told us that they
were sinking. Cedar made full speed
to her through blinding snow storm,
but could not find her. Last heard from
Sophia was at & o'clock. No survivors
so far as known.
Jf Slsaa mt Life Srrm.
'Cedar returned to scene of wreck
arly this morning, forced to anchor
till daylight. At 6:30 o'clock Burnslde
reported only forward mast showing.
No sign of wreckage or life. Cedar
found body of one woman and four
boats upturned on Lincoln Island, no
aign of life. Cedar still at scene of
wreck. The King and ninge, a gaso
line boat, is still in the vicinity, also
L. S. S. l'eterson.
DISASTER IS DIE TO BLIZZARD
Many Women and Children Among
JTJNEAU, Alaska, Oct. 28. Indicative
of the terrible storm which caused the
steamer Princess Sophia to plunge from
her rocky ledge on Vanderbilt Reef into
the water of Lynn Canal, were the
statements made by officers of the
Canadian steamer Amy, which returned
from the scene of the wreck yesterday.
The officers said two feet of snow
fell in 40 hours and a strong north
east wind then blowing later devel
oped into the blizzard which was re
sponsible for the Sophia's heavy loss
When the Amy left the Sophia that
vessel was resting for about two-thirds
of her length on the rocks of the reef,
which is four miles west of Sentinel
Island and half-way between Juneau
and Skagway. The Sophia was then
taking on water.
She was surrounded by deep water on
both sides, but with only her stern
over deep water it was thought there
was no danger of the steamer sliding
off the rocks. The reef was covered,
however, at half-tide and the heavy
seas had prevented attempts to ttke
off the passengers.
The Sophia's only cargo was said to
have consisted of 40 horses.
At 8 o'clock last night the last mes
sage from Captain Locke, of the Sophia,
was received. Today the Government
tender Cedar, which had been standing
by. reported that only the Sophia's
masts were visible. The Cedar remained
In the canal to search for bodies.
SKAGWAT. Alaska. Oct. 26. Many
women and children were aboard the
steamer Princess Sophia when she left
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S. Prlneesa Sophia." Below Sketch of Scene of Accident, Vander
bilt Reef Lying Jos t Off Bernera Bay.
here Wednesday. Among the passen
gers were Mrs. Marks and children.
Captain James Alexander and wife, and
William A. Malong and wife.
Mrs. Marks was the wife of a Fair.
banks, Alaska, dredge operator, and
Captain Alexander and Mr. Malong
were mine operators from interior
Alaska. Mr. Malong'a home was at
Four hours after tffe Sophia left here
she ran into a blinding snowstorm. Up
to midnight last night t was thought
here all aboard were safe.
U. S. STEAMER DCMARTJ LOST
Some of Crew Saved; Two Lifeboats
Still Unaccounted For.
HONOLULU, Oct. 26. The Naval In
telligence Bureau announced here today
the loss of the United States Shipping
Board steamer Dumaru, bound for
Guam from Manila-
Guam reported that one lifeboat with
the master, second mate and three
members of the crew had been picked
up by a transport. The whereabouts
of two other boats is unknown. These
boats are reported to have left the ship
safely. The wreck, which occurred
October 16, is reported to have been
caused by lightning striking a deck
cargo of gasoline.
The Dumaru. owned by Sudden &
Christenson. of San Francisco, and op
erated by the Shipping Board, was of
1752 tons. The vessel was launched
April 17. last, by the Grant Smith
Porter shipyard in Portland. She left
San Francisco for Honolulu September
arrived there September 23 and
sailed two days later for Manila. O.
Barrison was her master.
MANY SHIPS LOST IN 14 YEARS
Year 1907 Leads In Number of Dis
asters In Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 26. Following
Is a list of vessels which have gone
ashore on the Pacific Coast since Jan
uary 1, 1904, the dates of the disasters,
names of vessels, locations of wrecks
and loss of life:
Clallam. Juan d. Fucs
January 0. 1904,
February 12. 1R04. Fulton. Port Oxford, 1.
May 2. 1904, Santa I'rus, Port Hartford, 0.
October u. 1UU4:
October a, 1W3, St. Panl. Point Gorda. o.
December 21, 1005, Portland, tipire
January 22. 1!1. Valencia. Cape Beale, 115.
AiiiiKt ltxxi. Olia. Pyramid Point. 0.
22. 1305, W. H. Barrison, A Ilea
1905, Santa Barbara, Delmar
September 14, 1906, Oregon, Cape Hlnch
October 5, 1906, Shasta, Point Concep
January 11. 1907. Alice Gertrude, Port
January 17, 1907, Sequoia, Humboldt
February 6, 1907, National City. Re
March 2. 1907, Corona, Humboldt Bar. 2.
April 2. 1907. Quito. Port St. Helena. 0.
April 15. 1907. Chinook. Oooa Bay Bar. 0.
June 4. 1907, Northwestern. Fraaer River, 0.
June 8. 1907. Wizard. Point Gorda, 0.
June 12, 1907, Alcaiar. Middle Rock, 0.
June 14. 1907, Ohio. Valde. 0.
June 20. 10O7. Louis, Franconia Beach. 0.
June 21. 11MI7, Yosemlte, Tongue Point, 0.
July 21, 1907, Columbia, Shelter Cove, 3S.
August 22. 1907. Puritan. Jones Island. 0.
August 26, 1907. Acapulco. San Francisco. 0.
September 21, 1907. Tellus. Hoquiam. v.
October 22, 1907, Queen Oristina, North
west Seal Rock. 0.
November 15. 1907, Berkeley, Gavloto, 0.
March IS, 1908, Pomona, Fort Ross. 0.
' March 22. 190S. Saratoga, Busby Island. 0,
June 22. 1908. William Bayllss. Nome, 0.
January 14. 1909. Hibyl Marston, Surf. 2.
July 25, 1909. Grayling, Coos Bay, 0.
Aurust 2S. 1909. Ohio. Swanson Bay. 6.
November 27, 1909, Argo, Tillamook
December 7, 1909, Majestic. Monterey, 0.
January 12. 1910, Czarina. Marshfield. 15.
February 7. 1910. Frallon. L.liarna Bay. 0.
February 18. 1910, Yucatan, Mud Bay, 0.
November 14. 1H10. Portland. Cordova. 0.
December 12. 1910. Olympic. Bly Island. 0.
Julv 7. 1911. Santa Rosa. Point Argue! lo. 4.
January 9, 1913, Rosecrana, Tyota
April 6. 1913. Miml. Bay City. 18.
August 18. 1913, State of California, Gam
bler Bay. 40.
January 18. 1914, Polaris. 7uxbury Reef, a
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