The Story Of This Terrible Shipwreck In Alaska Is Absolutely Bone Chilling

Alaska had its own version of the Titanic tragedy when an elegant ship sank suddenly, taking many lives. On October 25, 1918, the Princess Sophia set out to travel south down Alaska’s Inside Passage from Skagway to Vancouver, B.C. Instead, the final destination was the icy waters outside Juneau on Vanderbilt Reef where the ship catastrophically sunk. The wreck of the Princess Sophia was the worst maritime accident in the history of British Columbia and Alaska.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Bjorn Dihle details the story in the book “Haunted Inside Passage”. Watch a video of an interview with him here:

The Orpheus Project, a local Juneau opera group, announced that the group has a new opera in development about the Princess Sophia that is scheduled to premiere in October 2018.

If you like this article, you may enjoy Spend The Night At Alaska’s Most Haunted Campground For A Truly Terrifying Experience or this one, The Historic Island Town In Alaska With A Sinister And Terrifying History.

Do you know anything else about this wreck? Tell us about it in the comments below.