Libby Leshgold Gallery

Please join us for a shipwreck themed walking tour at Mountain View Cemetery. We will tell the story of the SS Princess Sophia disaster which took place on October 25, 1918 while sailing from Skagway to Vancouver. In this tragedy all were lost except an oil-soaked dog that managed to swim to shore despite the frigid water.

The walking tour will visit the graves of the shipwreck’s victims and tell their story through news accounts and letters of the day. The tour will be conducted by John Atkin, a civic historian and author who has written book and articles on the history of Vancouver.

Please meet at the Celebration Hall, Mountain View Cemetery, 5445 Fraser Street (enter at 39th Ave). The event is free.

This event is presented by the Charles H. Scott Gallery and the Vancouver Maritime Museum in conjunction with The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea – Part II.

shipwreck newspaper headline