Book Review: Stranded: Alaska’s Worst Maritime Disaster Nearly Happened Twice

Stranded: Alaska’s Worst Maritime Disaster Nearly Happened Twice by Aaron Saunders Dundurn Press October 2015 Status: Available $19.99 144 pp ISBN 978-1-45973-154-7 8.5 x 8.5 in A very thorough and well-written account of the grounding of the 1918 Canadian Pacific’s SS Princess Sophia on Vanderbilt Reef in the Lynn Canal in Alaska waters and almost disaster with Princess Cruise’s Star Princess in 1994. Princess Sophia spend 40 hours hard aground on Vanderbilt Reef before tragically taking all passengers and crew to their death when the ship foundered. 76 years later,…

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