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A Long, Dangerous Coastline: Shipwreck Tales from Alaska to California

Length: 128 pages1 hour


On September 8, 1923, seven US Navy destroyers rammed into jagged rocks on the California coast. Twenty-three sailors died that night. Five years earlier, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship Princess Sophia steamed into Vanderbilt Reef in Alaska s Lynn Canal. When she sank, she took 353 people to their deaths. From San Francisco s fog-bound Golden Gate to the stormy Inside Passage of British Columbia and Alaska, the magnificent west coast of North America has taken a deadly toll. Here are the dramatic tales of ships that met their ends on this treacherous coastline including Princess Sophia, Benevolence, Queen of the North and others.

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