June 25 1917 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. W. Davison, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on June 25th, 1917. A fast crossing from Yokohama of 9 days and 4 hours was reported.
The ship carried 310 First class and many Steerage passengers. Cargo included a large shipment of silk and tea, and several of the passengers were tea merchants returning to North America and Europe.
During the crossing of the Pacific concerts were held on board that raised $1650.00 for charitable purposes.
A death occurred on this voyage; W. G. Humphreys of Hong Kong passed away from heart failure.
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