TIL that on October 24, 1918, the SS Princess Sophia ran aground in Lynn Canal, Alaska. After two days stuck on the reef, the ship was ripped apart and sank, killing everyone on board.

Read more: https://www.nps.gov/articles/khns-princess-sophia.htm

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  1. Couldn’t they have… ya know… gotten off?

    After skimming edit:

    >As for the rescue efforts, he did not want to risk lives in such rough water.

    Yea, dude was right. A chance of death is worse than almost certain death.

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