The Vanderbilt Reef is an rocky outcropping in the Lynn Canal, a fjord in Alaska, USA at . The Lynn Canal is an Inlet (not an artificial Canal) into the mainland of southeast Alaska. A fjord or fiord (fjɔːd|fiːɔːd or fiːɔːd is a long narrow Inlet with steep sides created in a valley carved by glacial activity. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The outcropping is visible just above the water's surface.
On October 25 1918, the Canadian Pacific steamer S.S. Princess Sophia ran aground on the Vanderbilt reef in the early morning during poor visibility. The Canadian Pacific Railway ( On October 25 1918, the SS Princess Sophia sank on Vanderbilt Reef near Juneau Alaska, all 343 passengers died in the worst maritime The ship remained lodged in the reef for 40 hours, but rescuers were unable to remove passengers because of high seas. The ship broke apart, and all on board were lost.