February 16 1929 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by A. J. Hailey, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on February 16th, 1929.  The ship was delayed at Vancouver several hours waiting for the arrival of the passenger and freight train and delayed from leaving Victoria by heavy fog. 

Note of Interest:

The police met the ship at Victoria and removed a crewmember who was wanted in Vancouver.

The ship carried 60 First Class, 30 Second Class, 40 Third Class and 200 Steerage passengers. 

Cargo measured 3,540 tons and over 3,000 bags of mail.

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on February 16th, 1929 at Vancouver and Victoria.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Norten

May Russell

Mrs. Jock Ping Quong

H. K. Preston

Mr. and Mrs. M. Mukai

Sarah Jonise

A. E. Dalton

Estella Hopkins

Tung Wing Chin

George Bell

Reverend and Mrs. E. G. Bevis

Mrs. William Wasserman

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Young

P. D. E. Teixeira

Captain A. E. Swan

Mrs. W. J. Sebald

C. F. A. Robins

Dr. A. M. Pearse

Mrs. H. A. McKay

A. Laing

Captain A. J. Holland

T. R. Hubback

Charles Grulis

Major R. E. Goddard

Colonel W. R. Dockerell

A. G. Bellis

Ethel M. Chisholm


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