October 2 1927 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by L. D. Douglas concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on October 2nd, 1927. For the first four or five days after leaving Yokohama the ship experienced head seas day and night delaying the arrival at Victoria by 7 hours. The EMPRESS OF ASIA averaged a speed of 18.16 knots for the crossing.  A passenger list of 401 was reported with 43 First Class, 74 Second Class, 33 Third Class and 251 steerage.  To accommodate passengers who would have missed connections to the east because of the ship’s late arrival, the CPR train was held back at Vancouver for one hour and 10 minutes.   A heavy cargo measuring 5300 tons was reported including 4,700 bales of silk valued at $5,000,000.00. A special train awaited the arrival of the ship at Vancouver to rush the silk to the Atlantic seaboard.  A heavy mail consignment of 1,454 bags was reported.

At Victoria 110 tons of cargo and 18 bags of airmail were discharged.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Vancouver on October 2nd, 1927.


Frederick Moore

Special Correspondent of The New York Times.

Dr. Cora J. Best

A noted Alpinist from Minneapolis, returning from an expedition to Manchuria

Shuh Tomii

Newly appointed Japanese Consul General in Canada.


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