Our Museum Gift Shop carries a wide selection of nautical-themed gifts, including model ships, caps and clothing, prints and postcards, as much more!
Not in Victoria, but eager to purchase a maritime themed gift or book from us? No problem! We ship merchandise outside of Victoria
and are happy to accommodate our out-of-town visitors.
Our stock is regularly changing. If there is a book or product you are after, give us a call at (250) 385-4222 ext. 105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can check our inventory.
SS Princess Sophia: Those Who Perished
The Unknown Story of the Largest Shipwreck Disaster along the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America
By Judy Thompson and David R. Leverton
For the past two years researchers at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia have been searching historical records and interviewing descendants about the individuals who lost their lives on board the coastal liner SS Princess Sophia. This book pays tribute to these many men, women and children who died so suddenly as a result of the tragic sinking. The loss of so many passengers and crew left behind a cascading array of shattered lives, missed opportunities and broken dreams.
The book documents the story about the ship; biographies of the people; the impact on Yukon River sternwheelers; the lone survivor; and prophetic last poems by one of the ship’s passengers.
SS Princess Sophia Memorial Fund
All profits from the sale of this book are being used to support the delivery of educational programs by the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. Anyone interested in donating to this fund may do so by contacting the Museum.
The third edition of Canada’s Admirals and Commodores is now available! This book chronicles the careers of close to three hundred flag and general officers who have served at some point in our navy since May 1910. It is not about what these people were like, but rather what they did. This listing is an update and revision of the edition first published by the Maritime Museum of BC in 1994, and remains true to the original intent – to bring together, in one concise publication, the biographical information on officers whose careers culminated in promotion to the rank of Commodore or Admiral or military equivalent while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.
$30.00 + taxes/shipping
A Sample of Items for Sale
From left to right, back to front: MV Princess Victoria mug, lighthouse salt and pepper shakers, John M. Horton art book, reproduction of a telescope from the Royal Navy in 1915 in a wooden box, Beton fisherman’s hat, model of the ‘Endeavour’ in a glass bottle, Ancient Mariner ball cap, bosun’s call in a wooden box, Captain and First Mate socks, British Navy regulation rum cups (brass and nickle plated)