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Men aboard a fishing vessel gear up for a rescue attempt

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Men aboard a fishing vessel gear up for a rescue attempt of those on board the Princess Sophia. Tragically, the ship sank before the rescuers could reach it, killing all 353 people on board. Alaska State Library. 

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