December 16 1920 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on December 16th, 1920.
carried 300 First Class, 45 Second Class, 92 Third Class and 703 Steerage
passengers. Approximately 40
passengers boarded at Victoria.
Hubbard regularly delivered mail from Seattle to the EMPRESS OF ASIA at
Victoria. On December 16th
1920, Hubbard is reported to have made an unsuccessful attempt to become
airborne with 12 sacks of mail. He
returned to his hanger, unloaded a single bag and successfully resumed his
flight to meet the ship.
voyage the Christmas would be spent at sea.
The ship’s Baker, Alexander Stewart, prepared a large cake model of the
EMPRESS OF ASIA. The cake, over 3
feet long and weighing 50 pounds, took Stewart four days to complete and was
displayed at the buffet in the Dining Saloon.
information is available for this crossing.
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