February 15 1936 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. V. R. Lovegrove concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on February 15th, 1936.  The ship arrived at Yokohama on February 5th; a day after an enormous snowstorm struck that city and Tokyo.  On the voyage from Japan the ship experienced unusually good winter weather with the exception of a short stormy period immediately after leaving Yokohama.  On this crossing the EMPRESS OF ASIA carried passengers, general cargo and mail.

Note of Interest:

Among the passengers were two shipwrecked sailors, Robert Crampton of Vancouver and James McKenzie of England.  Both men had survived the loss of the SS FORTHBRIDGE, a ship that was abandoned in January in the China Sea after catching fire.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on February 15th, 1936.


B. Dolan

Explorer and research worker with the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, returning to Philadelphia from Tibet.

C. H. Chisholm

Buyer for Farmer & Company, Sydney, en route to New York.

J. L. McPherson

General Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. Hong Kong traveling to England.

Rev. R. A. Mitchell

Retiring Missionary of the United Church Mission at Tsinan, en route to Toronto.

Very Rev. J. A. Roch

General Superior of the Societe des Missions Estrangeres de Quebec, returning home following a visit to his missions in China.

E. L. C. Schafer

Scientist with the Berlin Zoological Gardens traveling to Berlin.

W. G. Seiple

Member of the Japan mission of the Reformed Church of the United States at Sandai, proceeding to the U.S.A.

R. H. Soper

General Electric Company, River Works, West Lynn, Massachusetts, returning home after a business trip to Batavia.


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