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100-year-old sinking marked

One hundred years after 368 people perished in a ship sinking en route to Victoria, a stone was laid over the weekend to honour them.

The Princess Sophia sank during a storm off Alaska’s Vanderbilt Reef on Oct. 25, 1918, two days after it left Skagway.

The shipwreck is the worst maritime disaster on the Pacific coast.

“All the news of the day was about the war ending, and not about the sinking of the Princess Sophia and the tragic loss of 368 souls lost that night,” says Don Prittie of the Maritime Museum of BC.

Seven members of the O’Brien family died in the sinking, including five children. 

They're buried in Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery, along with 66 other victims.

"Gone, but not forgotten," the marker reads.

– with files from CTV Vancouver



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