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Syd Locke in The Sinking of the Princess Sophia

The Sinking of the Princess Sophia

2003 NR

Few seafaring tales have grown more mythic in stature than the story of how the steamer Princess Sophia foundered off the coast of Juneau, Alaska, after crashing into the Vanderbilt Reef en route to Vancouver. Rife with drama and adventure, this documentary blends archival photos, animation and interviews to reconstruct the tragic event that ended in the death of more than 350 crew members and passengers.