The lost treasure of Treasure of Princess Sophia.

THE LOST TREASURE OF
PRINCESS SOPHIA

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 sinking.

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.


The lost treasure of Treasure of Princess Sophia.

 The lost treasure of Treasure of Princess Sophia.

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