THE LOST TREASURE OF
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Where is the lost treasure of Princess Sophia?
The fate of Princess Sophia, a Canadian Ocean liner,
was in the hands of Capt. J. P. Locke. Off the southern Alaska’s panhandle in
October 1918, a blinding snowstorm caused the captain to misjudge the course.
Around the 22nd of October 1918, the distress
signal was received in Juneau about 40 miles from where Princes Sophia was
located. The message stated they were in a blinding snowstorm however, the ship
was in no immediate danger, and the captain had confidence in the double
bulkheads and double bottom of Princess Sophia to withstand the storm.
Seven ships did respond to the signal and were
standing close by the Princess Sophia. The white capped waves however, stopped
the ships from getting close enough to do much good. The Anita Phillips was one
of the ships that were there to help. The captain of the Anita Phillips
explained they had to stop between the wreck and the buoy. However, the storm
was too intense and they had to run to Tee Harbor for its shelter.
The next morning, the Anita Phillips did reach the
Sophia or at least were within 100 feet of the ship. Capt. L. H. Bayers, of the
Anita Phillips talked with Captain Locke of the Princess Sophia and told his to
launch his lifeboats. He explained that his ship and the Estebeth would be able
to pick up the passengers by the buoy. The captain refused stating the sister
ship the Princess Alice would arrive the next day to give him aid and he still
stated the ship was in no immediate danger.
However, the storm became worse sometime after 8pm
on October 24. The stern of the Princess Sophia swung around and tore the bow
end. The telegraph operator since out a plea for help stating the ship was
In the morning light on October 25, the only things
visible of Princess Sophia were the masts. All was lost. Aboard the ship was
estimated over $2,000,000 in personal wealth of the passengers. To this day, the
wealth is below the ocean inside the ocean liner for any brave diver to find.
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