July 12 1926 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A, V, R, Lovegrove concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on July 12th, 1926. 

A heavy cargo was reported that included raw silk, destined for the eastern United States. 

At Victoria, 200 tons of freight and 600 bags of mail were discharged with 16 bags destined for the United States by airplane. 

A large passenger list of 736 persons was reported.  The passenger list comprised 281 First Class, 109 Second Class and 346 Steerage passengers. 

Passengers included a party led by John McCormack, a renowned tenor who was returning from concert engagements in the Far East.  McCormack at sailed for the Far East aboard the EMPRESS OF ASIA on April 3rd, 1926.  He held a recital in Vancouver on the evening of July 15th, 1926.

Other passengers were Linton Wells and Edward S. Evans who were engaged in a record setting race around the globe.  The two racers were expedited through the Quarantine Station and took the mail airplane to Seattle on their way to the finish line of the race in New York.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on July 12th, 1926.

John McCormack

Of New York, a renowned tenor returning from Yokohama after a tour of the Far East.

Sir Francis Aglen

Inspector General of the Chinese Maritime Customs.

Lord Morven Cavendish-Bentinek

Returning from a tour of the Far East.

S. H. Michael

Of Hong Kong, associated with J. R. Michael & Company.

G. H. Benson

Of Hong Kong en route to Vancouver, associated with the American Express Company.

G. M. Young

Of Hong Kong, associated with Butterfield & Swire.

C. Lafranz

Of Hong Kong, associated with Caldbeck, MacGregor & Company.

Dr. J. H. Sanders

Of Hong Kong, en route to England.

Lady Chater

En route to England.

A. S. Hersee

Associated with David Sassoon & Company.

Reverend Godfrey Hirst

En route to Liverpool.

N. Fano

Of Paris.

G. Parker

Associated with the Parker Pen Company.

H. M. Fibbey

Associated with the Glen Line, en route to England.

A. B. Hykes

Of Shanghai, associated with the United States Steel Products Corporation, en route to New York.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Grant

Of Ningpo en route to Victoria.

Linton Wells

En route to New York to complete an around the world race.

Edward S. Evans

En route to New York to complete an around the world race.

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