July 12 1930 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by L. D. Douglas, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on July 12th, 1930.  Cargo included a silk consignment valued at over $3,000,000.00.  The silk was unloaded onto a special train that left for New York shortly after the ship berthed.

At Kobe it was discovered that a steerage passenger had developed smallpox.  When the ship reached the quarantine station at William Head, a thorough inspection was undertaken before clearance to enter Victoria was granted.

When the EMPRESS OF ASIA arrived at Victoria and Vancouver, 3 American destroyers were in each harbour, having arrived for a visit on Jul 11th.  In Vancouver the HOVEY, DORSEY and CHANDLER were berthed at Pier A.  The SOUTHARD, LONG and ALDEN were at Victoria harbour.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on July 12th, 1930.


C. A. Calkins

Of Vancouver, returning from a visit to China.

V. Gontard

Associated with a German financial house in Shanghai.

Mrs. Isaac Newell

Wife of Colonel Newell of the U.S. legation at Peiping.

Count Masano Abe

Japanese scientist proceeding to London.

Luis Depuy de Lome

Spanish Charge d’affaires at Tokyo.

C. M. Green

Editor of the North China Daily News.

B. Carter

Secretary with the Canadian Legation at Tokyo.

Lucy Pillsbury

Of Prince Rupert.

Arundel del Re

Professor of English literature at the Imperial University in Tokyo, proceeding to England and Italy.

Emile Traversini

Swiss minister to Japan.

A. W. Allen

Of Toronto, a missionary in the Far East.

Edna Walker

Of Toronto, a missionary in the Far East.

S. H. Reid

Of the American Church missions. Shanghai.


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