The S.S. PRINCESS SOPHIA was built in 1912 at Paisley, England, by Bow McLachlan & Co. for Canadian Pacific Railway. She was a single-screw steel steamship designed for service from Vancouver and Victoria to northern British Columbia ports and Alaska. She was 245 feet in length with a 44-foot beam. (pg. 204) Notes from Gordon Newell, ed., The H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest (Seattle: Superior Publishing Co, 1966).