March 5 1917 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. W. Davison, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on March 5th, 1917.  The ship had been dry-docked at Hong Kong for overhaul.  The EMPRESS OF ASIA carried 114 saloon, 69 second cabin class, and 345 steerage passengers. Most passengers were bound for the United States.  At Victoria 47 saloon passengers and 45 steerage passengers disembarked. The ship carried a capacity cargo and mail. Included in the cargo was a valuable shipment of silk valued at over $2,000,000.00. 

Dr. D. B. Boyd and W. A. Hosking, members of the circus firm of Boyd, Ogle and Hosking were aboard with a collection of animals that included elephants, tigers, leopards, panthers, bears, hyenas, monkeys, snakes and birds.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on March 5th, 1917.


Dr. D. B. Boyd

Of Sacramento, circus firm of Boyd, Ogle and Hosking.

W. A. Hosking

Of Sacramento, circus firm of Boyd, Ogle and Hosking.

A. Albert

Of Prince Rupert.

Samuel Blythe

Noted writer of New York returning from a trip to the Orient

Mrs. Howard Gould

Of New York.

W. F. Carey

Of the Siems-Carey Railway Company, New York, engaged in railroad construction in China.


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