December 28 1930 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by L. D. Douglas, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on December 28th, 1930.  An uneventful trip with normal winter weather was reported.  Cargo comprised 1,750 tons of general merchandise.

The passenger list was extremely light, only a total of 157 persons with 14 First Class, 8 Second Class, 3 Third Class and 132 Steerage.

On this voyage Christmas was spent at sea and stairways, lounges and dining saloons were decorated for the season and the First Class dining room contained a large Christmas Tree.

The Chef and his staff prepared Christmas fare and the Baker constructed a tall, ornate and artistically crafted Christmas cake, several feet in height.  When the ship reached Victoria, the cake was placed on display near the entrance to the main dining room.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on December 28th, 1930.


Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson

Of New York, returning from a tour of the Orient.

A. H. Matthews

Associated with the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp., Manila proceeding to England.

M. M. Berger

Of Tientsin.

Bishop T. Nicholson

Of Detroit, returning from an inspection tour in Japan and Korea.

C. A. Proctor

Of Paris, representative of the Dunlop Rubber Company, en route from an inspection tour in the Far East.

Seishi Ishii

A tea merchant of Shidzuoka Japan en route to New York on a business visit.


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