December 15, 1919 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. J. Hailey, concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on December 15th, 1919.  Heavy weather was encountered during most of the trip across the Pacific.

The ship discharged 2,000 bags of America bound mail at Victoria.

Captain C. J. O’Brien and the American crew of the TJIKEMBANG were passengers on this voyage, travelling home to the United States.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on December 15th, 1919.


Captain C. J. O’Brien

Former Commander of the TJIKEMBANG en route to the United States.

Alexander Sklarevaki

Noted Russian pianist en route to the East Coast.

Sir George H. Bury

Former Vice President of the Canadian Pacific Railways, returning from a business trip to Japan

Prince Michel Cantacuzene

Member of the Russian aristocracy travelling to Washington, D.C.

Dr. William B. Schell

Associate Secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions on a tour of the Far East

Dr. D. M. Gandier

Involved in a Prohibition campaign in Japan.

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