January 3 1914 - Notable Passengers
The EMPRESS OF ASIA, commanded by Samuel Robinson, began a Pacific crossing upon sailing from Vancouver on January 3rd, 1914. The EMPRESS OF Asia’s westward sailing from Vancouver was delayed by 2 days as the ship awaited the arrival of mail from Europe. This voyage carried a large mail consignment with much mail from the East Coast and several thousand bags from Vancouver and Victoria.
A cargo of 3,000 tons was reported that included 1,000 tons of flour, 27 car loads of wheat, 14 car loads of condensed milk, 2 car loads of sheeting, 2 car loads of tobacco and a car load of special hay consigned by Brackman & Kerr to India. The ship reported a large number of Saloon passengers and a fair number of Steerage passengers.
No other passenger information is available for this crossing.
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