January 9 1937 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. V. R. Lovegrove, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on January 9th, 1937. On the voyage the ship experienced bad weather with plenty of snow and carried passengers, considerable cargo and heavy mail consignment.

Captain Lovegrove retired at the end of this voyage, completing 26 years service with Canadian Pacific Steamships.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on January 9th, 1937.

Note of Interest:

Included was a large theatrical troupe from Shanghai who were to play an extended engagement in the United States.


George Beebe

Cotta Macy Tea & Coffee Company, Kobe.

Harry Bernard

Texas Oil Company, Shanghai.

M. E. Blackmar

Douglas Fir Exploration Company, Kobe.

A. J. Cornes

Principal of Cornes & Company, London

E. Hardisty-Smith

Relative of the late Lord Strathcona returning to Canada from the Orient.

J. S. Drummond

Sub-Manager of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China at Kobe.

John Graham

Partner of Graham & Painter, architects, Shanghai.

Rev. C. P. Green

Baptist Missionary Society, Lansing.

D. M. Lowe

Standard Vacuum Oil Company, Manila.

Lady Nuttall

From London, proceeding on a world tour.

T. C. O’Connor

Standard Vacuum Oil Company, Shanghai.

R. V. Sweeney

Standard Vacuum Oil Company, Shanghai.

N. Saiki

Okura & Company, prominent exporting merchants of Tokyo, enroute to Berlin to join the Company’s Office there.

W. S. Way

Standard Vacuum Oil Company, Tientsin.


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