November 20 1924 - Notable Passengers

The EMPRESS OF ASIA began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on November 20th, 1924. 

The sailing of the ship was delayed a day to accommodate the mail train arriving at Vancouver from the East Coast.  Stormy conditions on the Atlantic had delayed the mail ships arriving from Europe. 

A passenger list of nearly 500 was reported’ including 100 in First Class, 60 in Second Class, 25 in Third Class and approximately 300 in Steerage.

While in the Far East the EMPRESS OF ASIA would be dry-docked for her annual overhaul.

A capacity cargo was reported including 50 tons of British Columbia apples, British Columbia salmon, wheat, butter, flour, 700 tons of wood pulp destined for Japan, and 100 tons of zinc and lead.

Notable passengers embarking aboard EMPRESS OF ASIA on November 20th, 1924 at Vancouver and Victoria.


Lily Negri

Returning to Shanghai from Paris.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Arnold

En route to Shanghai.

W. A. O’Grady

Associated with the Quaker Oats Manufacturing Company of Chicago, en route to Shanghai.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis de Lacy Hyde

Of Plainfield, New Jersey, en route to the Far East.


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