September 6 1926 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. V. R. Lovegrove concluded a Pacific crossing upon reaching Vancouver on September 6th, 1926.  

In spite of head winds and some fog off Vancouver Island a fast crossing from Yokohama was accomplished.  The vessel averaged 18.57 knots and completed the crossing in 9 days, nine hours and 15 minutes. 

A heavy cargo was carried including 4,200 bales of raw silk valued at $4,500, 000.00.  At Vancouver the ship was met by a special train that expedited the silk to the East Coast. 

At Victoria, 1,053 bags of mail were discharged with 62 bags destined for Victoria, 15 bags for US Air Mail Post, and 976 bags for the United States.  About 120 tons of freight was discharged at Victoria.

A passenger list of 438 persons was reported. 

Passengers included a party of sixteen individuals from the French possession of Mauritius who were travelling to Western Canada to settle.

Notable passengers aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA arriving at Victoria and Vancouver on September 6th, 1926.

Elizabeth Crump Enders

An American writer and author of the novel. Swinging Lanterns, en route to New York from Shanghai.

Y. Okamoto

An Electrical Engineer with the Japanese Government.

L. Morimoto

A Professor at the Imperial Japanese University en route to the Philadelphia Exposition.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baker

Of St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. I. Solomon

Of Java.

D. Cox

Of Kobe, associated with the import and export firm of Land & Cox, en route to England.

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