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Princess May Wrecked on Sentinel Island, Alaska; August 5th, 1910.

Image from the Archives Collection

Howard & Mabel Jonish Collection. Series 6.

This is a Winter and Pond photograph. Sentinel Island is located in Lynn Canal, north of Juneau, Alaska. The ship struck the reef in heavy fog. The Princess May was carrying one hundred passengers and sixty-eight crew members. No lives were lost in the accident. The ship was later repaired and returned to service.

Reason for Selection: The picture shows the Princess May high and dry at low tide. The ship's bow is at a twenty-three angle. Because of the unusual position shown in the picture, this photograph was reprinted many times. (JS)

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