Telegram Database

Telegram Database

The Maritime Museum of British Columbia has on file several of the telegrams sent between the Sophia, the Cedar, the Atlas, the CPR stations in Juneau and Victoria, and the other rescue ships. They have been reproduced here. Although the complete set of telegrams is not available, the ones which are reproduced do provide some insight into how the tragedy was handled by those involved. They are listed as close to chronological order as possible, and will be transcribed when time permits.

24 October 1918 – 25 October 1918


Oct 24 - Oct 25


Afternoon of 25 October 1918
Oct 25 Day


Evening of 25 October 1918
Oct 25 Sinking


Evening of 25 October 1918, Continued
Oct 25 and Rescue Attempt
Morning of 26 October 1918 – The Search Begins


October 26 Morning
26 October 1918 – The Search Continues
Oct 26 Body Search Begins


26 October 1918 – Discovery of More Victims
Oct 26 First Body Location