July 1 1914 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by Samuel Robinson, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on July 1st, 1914. On the voyage the ship reported fair weather.
Reports of plague in China resulted in Japan establishing very strict quarantine regulations. The Japanese regulations required that a ship occupy ten days to cover the distance from Hong Kong to Yokohama. This regulation forced the EMPRESS OF ASIA to wait off Yokohama four days until June 22nd. Consequently the ship arrived in British Columbia 4 days behind schedule.
The ship reported 140 Saloon passengers and about 300 Steerage passengers.
A full cargo was reported with raw silk
valued at $1,500,000.00 and a huge consignment of new crop tea.
No passenger names are available for this crossing
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