SS Empress of France Archival Collection

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Empress of France (1913) Canadian Pacific Line

Vintage Postcard Features a Color Painting of the RMS Empress of France (1913) at Sea.

Vintage Postcard Features a Color Painting of the RMS Empress of France (1913) at Sea. The RMS Empress of France, formerly SS Alsatian, was an ocean liner built in 1913-1914 by William Beardmore and Company at Glasgow in Scotland for Allan Line. The ship's service history encompasses 99 trans-Atlantic voyages, 5 trans-Pacific voyages, and 8 other cruises in addition to her war service. This ship was the first North Atlantic liner with a cruiser stern. The vessel was an 18,481 gross tonnage ship, length 571.4 feet x beam 72.4 feet, two funnels, two masts, four propellers, and 18 knots. Her initial configuration provided accommodation for 287 1st class, 504 2nd class, and 848 3rd class passengers. GGA Image ID # 15b1c9249d

Sailed as Empress of France from 1919 to 1931

Built by Wm. Beardmore & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 18,357. Dimensions: 571' x 72' (600' o.l.). Quadruple- screw, 19knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Passengers: 287 first, 505 second, 848 third. First voyage as Empress of France Liverpool to Quebec, November 14, 1919. World Cruise: Made a world cruise from New York in 1923. Other Service: Placed in trans-Pacific service in December 1928 for a year. Last voyage: Southampton-Quebec, October 2, 1931. Laid up until scrapped in 1935. Ex-Alsatian (1919).

Empress of France, 30,000 Tons Gross Registry

Empress of France, 30,000 Tons Gross Registry. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 15 September 1953. GGA Image ID # 1167828a93

Empress of France (1928) Canadian Pacific Line

Built by John Brown & Co., Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 20,448. Dimensions: 581' x 75' (601' o.l.). Twin- screw, 18 knots. Steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. Post War Service: Reconditioned in 1947 after war service. For a time it was thought that she would be given the name Empress of India. However this contemplated name change did not take place and instead was renamed Empress of France. Re-entered the Liverpool-Quebec-Montreal service on September 1, 1948. Modifications: New modern funnels installed in 1958. Fate: Scrapped in 1961. Previously Named: Ex-Duchess of Bedford (1948). Sister ship: Empress of Canada.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

Passenger Manifest, Canadian Pacific SS Empress of France - 1920 - Front Cover

 

1920-07-28 SS Empress of France Passenger List

Second Cabin Passenger List from the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing Wednesday, 28 July 1920 from Liverpool to Quebec, Commanded by Captain E. Cook.

 

Front Cover of a Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List for the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS). The Ship Departed Saturday, 18 August 1928, From Southampton to Quebec via Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain E. Griffiths, RNR.

 

1928-08-18 SS Empress of France Passenger List

Tourist Third Cabin Passenger List for the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS). The Ship Departed Saturday, 18 August 1928, From Southampton to Quebec via Cherbourg, Commanded by Captain E. Griffiths, RNR.

 

Front Cover, SS Empress of France First Class and Tourist Passenger List - 5 August 1949

 

1949-08-05 Empress of France Passenger List

First Class and Tourist Passenger List from the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing Friday, 5 August 1949 from Montreal to Liverpool, Commanded by Captain B. B. Grant, R.D., R.N.R.

 

Front Cover, SS Empress of France First Class and Tourist Passenger List - 15 September 1953

 

1953-09-15 SS Empress of France Passenger List

First Class and Tourist Passenger List from the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing Tuesday, 15 September 1953 from Liverpool to Quebec and Montreal, Commanded by Captain C. L. Bell, R.D., R.N.R.

 

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Menus

 

Front Cover, SS Empress of France Dinner Menu - 5 August 1949

 

1949-08-05 SS Empress of France Dinner Menu Card

Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Menu Card from 5 August 1949 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific featured Poached Suprême of Turbot, Mousseline Sauce, Ribs of Beef Roasted, Horseradish Cream, and Pineapple Pudding for dessert.

 

SS Empress of France Breakfast Menu 25 October 1949

 

1949-10-25 SS Empress of France Breakfast Menu Card

Tourist Class Breakfast Menu Card for Tuesday, 25 October 1949 offered typical Bill of Fare selections plus Fried Flounder, Smoked Cod and Broiled Streaky Bacon.

 

Front Cover, SS Empress of France Dinner Menu - 25 October 1949

 

1949-10-25 SS Empress of France Dinner Menu

Vintage Tourist Class Dinner Bill of Fare from Tuesday, 25 October 1949 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific Ocean Services featured Aubergines, Sauté Italienne, Roast Brome Lake Duckling, Savory Sauce and Apple Sauce, and Bombe Vanille for dessert.

 

Front Cover, SS Empress of France Luncheon Menu - 19 May 1953

 

1953-05-19 SS Empress of France Luncheon Menu

Vintage Luncheon Bill of Fare from 19 May 1953 on board the SS Empress of France of the Canadian Pacific featured Spaghetti Napolitaine, Potage Queue de Bœuf, and Apple Pie à la Mode for dessert.

 

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Sailing Schedules

 

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal, Glasgow-Québec-Montréal, Southampton-Québec-Montréal, Antwerp-Québec-Montréal, Le Havre-Québec-Montréal, Trieste-Québec-Montréal, and Naples-Québec-Montréal, from 6 September 1921 to 3 November 1921.

Sailing Schedule, Liverpool-Québec-Montréal, Glasgow-Québec-Montréal, Southampton-Québec-Montréal, Antwerp-Québec-Montréal, Le Havre-Québec-Montréal, Trieste-Québec-Montréal, and Naples-Québec-Montréal, from 6 September 1921 to 3 November 1921. Ships Included the Corsican, Empress of Britain, Empress of France, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montreal, Pretorian, Scandinavian, and Tunisian. SS Metagama Passenger List, 6 September 1921. GGA Image ID # 1ec0341981

 

Sailing Schedule, Québec and Montréal to Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Hamburg, or Antwerp, from 13 July 1923 to 18 August 1923.

Sailing Schedule, Québec and Montréal to Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Hamburg, or Antwerp, from 13 July 1923 to 18 August 1923. Ships Included the Empress of Britain, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Marburn, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montlaurier, and Montrose. SS Montcalm Passenger List, 13 July 1923. GGA Image ID # 1ec219e521

 

Sailing Schedule, Québec-Montréal-Liverpool, Québec-Montréal-Belfast-Glasgow, Québec-Montréal-Cherbourg-Southampton, Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Hamburg, and Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 23 May 1924 to 18 July 1924.

Sailing Schedule, Québec-Montréal-Liverpool, Québec-Montréal-Belfast-Glasgow, Québec-Montréal-Cherbourg-Southampton, Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Hamburg, and Québec-Montréal-Southampton-Cherbourg-Antwerp, from 23 May 1924 to 18 July 1924. Ships Included the Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Marburn, Marloch, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montlaurier, Montreal, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Marloch Passenger List, 23 May 1924. GGA Image ID # 1ec01ccd76. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Canadian Pacific Sailing Schedule to Canada, 1924. From 14 August 1924 to 26 September 1924.

Canadian Pacific Sailing Schedule to Canada, 1924. From 14 August 1924 to 26 September 1924. Ships Included the Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Marburn, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montlaurier, Montreal, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Empress of Scotland Passenger List, 14 August 1924. GGA Image ID # 1f24576bde

 

Sailing Schedule, Southampton, Cherbourg, Liverpool, Hamburg, Antwerp, Glasgow, Belfast, and Cobh to Québec and Montréal, from 18 August 1928 to 23 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Southampton, Cherbourg, Liverpool, Hamburg, Antwerp, Glasgow, Belfast, and Cobh to Québec and Montréal, from 18 August 1928 to 23 November 1928. Ships Included the Duchess of Atholl, Duchess of Bedford, Empress of Australia, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montnairn, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb3a5e27f

 

Sailing Schedule, Montréal and Québec to Cherbourg, Southampton, Hamburg, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Antwerp, from 18 August 1928 to 9 November 1928.

Sailing Schedule, Montréal and Québec to Cherbourg, Southampton, Hamburg, Liverpool, Glasgow, and Antwerp, from 18 August 1928 to 9 November 1928. Ships Included the Duchess of Atholl, Duchess of Bedford, Empress of Australia, Empress of France, Empress of Scotland, Melita, Metagama, Minnedosa, Montcalm, Montclare, Montnairn, Montrose, and Montroyal. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb3cead39

 

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Fleet List

 

Canadian Pacific Transatlantic and Transpacific Passenger Fleet. List of Canadian Pacific Hotels.

Canadian Pacific Transatlantic and Transpacific Passenger Fleet. List of Canadian Pacific Hotels. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb3d98aae

 

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Advertisements

 

Canadian Pacific Line Advertisement Cruise from Europe and To the Orient.

Canadian Pacific Line Advertisement Cruise from Europe and To the Orient. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb3e43d27

FROM EUROPE ONLY FOUR DAYS OPEN SEA THEN TWO DAYS IN SHELTERED WATERS OF THE ST. LAWRENCE DURING SUMMER SEASON 1,000 miles—one-third the way—on the St. Lawrence. Empress Express steamships from Southampton and Cherbourg to Quebec. Also one class Cabin steamships including the new Duchesses from Liverpool, Southampton, Glasgow, Greenock, Belfast, Cobh (Queenstown), Hamburg, Antwerp and Cherbourg. Book now for choice accommodations, also Tourist Third Cabin. Comfortable surroundings, congenial travel associates and—economical. The highest class of service maintained throughout all grades of accommodation.

TO THE ORIENT JAPAN —11 DAYS, THEN CHINA AND MANILA By fast Empress steamships—newest on the Pacific and foremost in size and speed. The choice of travelers who know the Orient. Regal suites, spacious staterooms, wide promenade decks, palatial public rooms—a famous cuisine and service.

 

Canadian Pacific Trans-Continental Train Service, Westbound and Eastbound, In Effect 13 May 1928.

Canadian Pacific Trans-Continental Train Service, Westbound and Eastbound, In Effect 13 May 1928. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb44b3875

 

Canadian Pacific: World's Greatest Travel System of Railways, Steamships, Hotels, and Telegrams Under One Management.

Canadian Pacific: World's Greatest Travel System of Railways, Steamships, Hotels, and Telegrams Under One Management. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb45e74b5

Through Connections—Europe, Canada, Orient—over 12,500 MILES STRAIGHTAWAY—CANADIAN PACIFIC ALL THE WAY

RAILWAY SERVICES—Mileage operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway—20,146, including 5,091 miles of affiliated lines in the United States. We are serving all the important industrial, commercial, and agricultural sections of Canada and many parts of the United States. It reaches large cities, famous historic spots, wonderful vacation and sporting resorts, and some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.

STEAMSHIP SERVICES—Over 30,000 miles—74 steamships and ten buildings. Gross tonnage of vessels in service and building over 510,000. Two passenger fleets—across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe and the Pacific to China, Japan, and Manila. Connection at Vancouver and Victoria with Canadian-Australasian Line to New Zealand and Australia. Inland and coastal steamships on the Great Lakes, Pacific, and Atlantic Coasts.

HOTELS—Thirteen and one under construction—coast to coast. Nineteen Bungalow Camps and Rest Houses at convenient locations for tourists and sportsmen.

CRUISE SERVICES—Annual Cruises Round the World; South America—Africa; the Mediterranean and the West Indies.

TELEGRAPH SYSTEM—Over 138,564 miles of wires and 248 miles of Cables extend the entire length of the railway and reach every point of importance away from it.

EXPRESS SYSTEM—31,336 miles—7,044 offices and correspondents. World-wide merchandise and financial service.

COLONIZATION—Canadian Pacific land-settlement policies, coupled with the large acreage of fertile agricultural land still for sale in the West, are helping to develop a more prosperous and bigger Canada.

INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT—Manufacturers, wholesalers, and others, who contemplate opening branch factories in Canada, can secure from this department complete information regarding sites for industries, available Buildings, power rates, etc.

CANADIAN PACIFIC—IT SPANS THE WORLD

 

Department of Colonization and Development, Canadian Pacific Line.

Department of Colonization and Development, Canadian Pacific Line. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb22461f7

The Canadian Pacific Railway has established a Bureau of Canadian Information as a branch of its Department of Colonization and Development to disseminate reliable and up-to-date information on agricultural and industrial openings in all parts of Canada.

Western Canada Farm Lands

The Company still needs to sell several million acres of choice farm lands In Western Canada at low prices and on long terms of payment. In certain districts, lands will be sold without settlement restrictions. Still, the Company Is prepared to grant special concessions to those who will settle upon and develop their farms.

Eastern Canada Farmlands

Lists of selected Improved farms, available for settlement in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces with the names and addresses of their owners, may be obtained on application at any office of the Department.

Industrial Investigation and Research

Investigations on the utilization of undeveloped natural resources, waste products, and new industrial processes are being carried on by the Research Section of the Department. Inquiries as to promising fields for Investigation in this connection are invited.

Industrial Openings

Reliable Information on sites for new industries in all parts of Canada and of special business openings in the growing towns and cities along the lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway in both Eastern and Western Canada will be gladly furnished on request.

Canadian Intelligence Service

Well-equipped Canadian reference libraries have been established by the Department at Montreal, New York. Chicago, and London, England. These libraries contain the fullest information on all matters relating to Canada and her undeveloped resources. They are kept supplied with the latest information about new developments through a news service organized through the cooperation of the other departments of the Company's service.

The information on hand in these libraries is available without charge to those interested, and inquiries addressed to any office of the Department will receive prompt attention.

Further information and particulars can be obtained from the Department of Colonization and Development, Canadian Pacific Railway, which maintains offices at Windsor Street Station, Montreal, P.Q., Winnipeg, Man., Calgary, Alta., and London, Eng.

Industrial Department

Manufacturers, wholesalers, and others who are thinking of opening branch factories in Canada to take care of Canadian and export business can secure from this Department complete information in connection with locations for new industries, warehouse sites with sidings, empty factories available, labor costs, electric power rates, etc.

Interesting pamphlets on business and industrial opportunities in Western Canada will be forwarded on request. Industrial Department offices are maintained in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and London, Eng.

 

Canadian Pacific Telegraphs and the Dominion Express Company of Canada.

Canadian Pacific Telegraphs and the Dominion Express Company of Canada. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 28 July 1920. GGA Image ID # 1eb4736f31

CANADIAN PACIFIC TELEGRAPHS

The telegraph system of the C.P.R. extends along the entire length of the railway. It reaches every point of the importance of the railway line in the Dominion of Canada.

The Commercial Cable Co. (Mackay-Bennett system) connects the C.P.R. most directly with Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Direct connection with the British Pacific Cable to Australia, New Zealand, etc.; the Commercial Pacific Cable to the Hawaiian Islands, Philippine Islands, China, and Japan; and the Commercial Havana Cable to Havana, etc.

The Postal Telegraph Co. of New York and San Francisco enables the C.P.R. to reach all crucial points in the United States.

The Halifax-Bekmuda and Direct West Indies Cable Co. have a connection with Bermuda, Jamaica, and points in the West Indies.

Direct connection with the Dominion Government Telegraph Dine to the Yukon and points in Alaska.

A tariff of charges for Telegrams is posted at all Telegraph Offices. All Sleeping and Parlor Car Porters keep it for inspection. Senders of messages are requested to compare the charges made with the rates on tariff.

To ensure quick dispatch to all points, see that your telegrams are written on C.P.R. Telegraph Blanks and are handed in at C.P.R. Offices.

DOMINION EXPRESS COMPANY OF CANADA

We operate on all lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, and other Railway and Steamship Companies. Forwarders of Merchandise, Money, Valuables, &c., promptly, carefully, and at reasonable rates.

Money Orders, Foreign Cheques, and Travelers Cheques issued—money transferred by Telegraph and Cable.

There is no better way to carry your funds than in Dominion Express Travelers Cheques. They are issued in denominations of £10/ $20, $50, $100, and £200, and show on the face of each the amount you will receive in foreign money. They identify and protect you against loss and are accepted by Express Agents, Banks, Railway Companies, Hotels, etc.

Full particulars on application to any C.P.O.S., C.P.R., or Dominion Express Office.

 

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Other Ephemera

 

Table of Comparative and Approximate Distances to Points Served by the Canadian Pacific Line.

Table of Comparative and Approximate Distances to Points Served by the Canadian Pacific Line. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb49b06b2

 

Canadian Pacific Time on Shipboard.

Canadian Pacific Time on Shipboard. SS Empress of France Passenger List, 18 August 1928. GGA Image ID # 1eb56e5997

 

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Route Maps, Track Charts, Abstract of Logs

 

Transatlantic Canadian Pacific Track Chart, 1928. Map Shows the Various Routes Taken Between Europe and Canada.

Transatlantic Canadian Pacific Track Chart, 1928. Map Shows the Various Routes Taken Between Europe and Canada. GGA Image ID # 1583a0c46d

 

Canadian Pacific Line SS Empress of France Abstract of Log, Montreal and Quebec to Liverpool, Sailed 5 August 1949.

Canadian Pacific Line SS Empress of France Abstract of Log, Montreal and Quebec to Liverpool, Sailed 5 August 1949. Distance: Montreal to Liverpool -- 2,756 Miles. GGA Image ID # 1eb5a764d0

 

Canadian Pacific Line SS Empress of France Abstract of Log, Liverpool to Quebec & Montreal, Sailed 18 October 1949.

Canadian Pacific Line SS Empress of France Abstract of Log, Liverpool to Quebec & Montreal, Sailed 18 October 1949. Distance: Liverpool to Montreal -- 2,763 Miles. GGA Image ID # 1eb57a8a5f

 

Canadian Pacific Line SS Empress of France Abstract of Log, Liverpool to Quebec & Montreal, Sailed 15 September 1953.

Canadian Pacific Line SS Empress of France Abstract of Log, Liverpool to Quebec & Montreal, Sailed 15 September 1953. Distance: Liverpool to Montreal -- 2,753 Miles. GGA Image ID # 1eb5920364

 

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Back Cover Images

 

Back Cover of the 28 July 1920 Passenger List With Photograph of the SS Empress of France.

Back Cover of the 28 July 1920 Passenger List With Photograph of the SS Empress of France. GGA Image ID # 173dce8b81

 

Front and Back Covers Combine for a Lively and Colorful Deck Scene Onboard the SS Empress of France. This Adorned the 18 August 1928 Passenger List for Tourist Third Cabin Passengers.

Front and Back Covers Combine for a Lively and Colorful Deck Scene Onboard the SS Empress of France. This Adorned the 18 August 1928 Passenger List for Tourist Third Cabin Passengers. GGA Image ID # 15839d80f5.

 

Back Cover, SS Empress of France Passenger List - 5 August 1949

Back Cover, SS Empress of France Passenger List - 5 August 1949. GGA Image ID # 116764f50a

 

Back Cover, First Class Luncheon Menu, SS Empress of France, 19 May 1953.

Back Cover, First Class Luncheon Menu, SS Empress of France, 19 May 1953. GGA Image ID # 1eb390ecc5

 

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Photographs

 

SS Empress of France (1913).

SS Empress of France (1913). SS Marburn Passenger List, 11 September 1925. GGA Image ID # 1eb5dd70b1

 

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Excerpts from Information for Passengers

 

Seats at Table—Arranged by Second Steward.

Meal
First Sitting
Second Sitting
When One
Sitting Only
Breakfast
8:00 am
9.00 am
8:30 am
Luncheon
12:30 pm
1.30 pm
1.30 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm

After 10:00 am Breakfast is not served iu the Saloon.

Children served with meals at only the first sitting.

Afternoon Tea is served at 4 o'clock. Tea served to children in the Dining Saloon only.

Lights extinguished in Saloon 11:00 pm, Café and Music Room 11:30 pm, Smoking Room 12:00 pm. Bar closes 11:00 pm.

Public Rooms—Children are not admitted into the Drawing Room, Smoking Room or Card Room, and are not permitted in Lounge and Children's Room after 8:00 pm.

Deck Chairs for hire 5/-. Steamer Rugs rented al 4/-.

Divine Service in Saloon 10:30 am Sunday.

Money Exchange—Purser exchanges a limited amount of English, Canadian, and American money.

The Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for attending Passengers at their request for illness not originating on board. In case of sickness contracted on board no charge is made and medicine is provided free.

Valuables—A safe is provided in Purser's Office in which Passengers may deposit money and valuables, free of charge.

Wireless Telegrams—Information obtainable from Purser.

Passengers' Letters and Telegrams—Inquire for mail on arrival. Passengers are requested to give Purser their names and addresses on the card provided to facilitate delivery of letters and telegrams which reach the C.P.O.S.

Passengers traveling to or through the United States must have Visa of American Consul on passports. They should report to Purser as early as possible.

Railway Ticket Office —To facilitate landing arrangements all Passengers should call at the Company's Railway Ticket Office on board, for Railway and Sleeping Car Reservations.

The Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company have a representative on C.P.O.S. ships on arrival to handle passengers1 telegrams.

Posting Letters at Sea—The Canadian Government notify that the Postal Administration of the United Kingdom and Canada have entered into an agreement whereby either British or Canadian postage stamps may be used for prepayment of correspondence posted on the high seas on board contract mail steamers between Canada and the United Kingdom, whether such correspondence be posted on the Eastboutid or Westbound passage of the mail steamers.

Orchestra plays as follows:—

Second Cabin

  • 10:30 am to 11.30 am
  • 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm

First Class

  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
  • 7:00 pm to 3.00 pm
  • 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm

Information—The Staff Captain lias been appointed to the Empress of France to give special attention to the comfort and convenience of passengers, who are cordially invited to make suggestions to the Staff Captain which, in their opinion, will improve the service.

CUSTOMS AND BAGGAGE

CANADIAN Pacific baggage officials and Canadian Government Customs officials meet steamers on arrival, and arrange examination and checking of baggage through to the rail destination.

On arrival in port, immediately after Government inspection, and tickets to inland destinations have been obtained, passengers should attend to the Customs examination of their luggage and arrange with the Railway Agent for its forwarding; the Railway Agent will issue a check, for each piece of baggage to be forwarded. Unless baggage be checked out by passengers will be held at their risk until claimed.

U.S. Customs Officers are at Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Out., Winnipeg, Man., Banff and Vancouver, B.C., Stations to examine baggage destined for U.S. Passengers traveling to the U.S. via these points are recommended to have baggage Inspected there and avoid examination at International Boundary.

Baggage from U.S. to Canada, and vice versa, not examined at above places must be inspected at International Boundary, otherwise it will be held by Customs. Passengers should attend personally to Customs Examination of luggage.

SPECIAL DELIVERY OF BAGGAGE

Passengers for Quebec, Montreal. Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, or Victoria, and the larger cities in the Eastern United Stales, may have luggage checked by any agent of this Company through to any residence, hotel, steamship dock, or railway depot in such cities. This is a convenience. The transfer charge is collected by the Baggage Agent at time of checking.

CHECKING OF BAGGAGE

must have your personal attention. It will not go beyond the dock until it has been checked (or registered) BY YOU.

The railway baggage agents will give you numbered CHECKS to destination for your BAGGAGE.

Baggage left unchecked on the dock will be at passenger's risk.

Source: SS Empress of France Passenger List - 28 July 1920

Meals.—Meals will be served in the Dining Saloon at the following hours:—

Meal
First Sitting
Second Sitting
One Sitting Only
Breakfast
8:00 am
9.00 am
8:30 am
Luncheon
12:30 pm
1.30 pm
1.00 pm
Dinner
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm

Breakfast not served in the Dining Saloon after 10 o'clock, and bugle notsounded when only one sitting.

Afternoon Tea is served at 4:00 pm; children are served with tea in the Dining Saloon.

Table Seat Numbers.—Passengers obtain table seat numbers from Saloon Steward in the Dining Saloon.

Orchestra at Luncheon, Dinner, in the Lounge, and on Deck for Dancers.

Lights extinguished in Dining Saloon 11:00 pm, Lounge 11:30 pm. Smoking Room at midnight. Bar closes midnight Westbound, and 11:00 pm East-bound.

Deck Chairs rented at $1.00; Rugs at $1.50. Apply to Deck Steward.

Baths.—Arrange with Bedroom Steward time desired.

Valuables and Money may be placed in the Purser's safe. Envelopes are provided which passengers will seal and sign. As no charge is made, the Company assumes no responsibility for loss or damage, however arising.

Berthing of Passengers.—No alteration can be made except through Purser.

The Shop sells postal cards, stamps, candies, cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, pipes, magazines, toys and novelties.

Stamps.—British or Canadian postage stamps may be used.

Baggage.—Questions relating to Baggage should be referred to the Baggage Master on Board.

Deck Games and Amusements.—Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard,and other games are provided on deck. Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., can be obtained on application to the Public Room Stewards.

Library.—An excellent selection of Novels by well-known authors is available for use of Passengers.

Divine Service in Dining Saloon at 10:45 ama.m. Sunday Altars are carried for the celebration of Holy Communion and Holy Mass.

Surgeon is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for attending Passengers, at their request, for illness not originating on board. In case of sickness contracted on board no charge is made and medicine is provided free.

Nurses.—Trained and fully qualified Hospital Nurses are carried on our Passenger ships. Their services under the direction of the Surgeon are available to passengers who require nursing attention at sea. The Canadian Pacific provides a complete medical service afloat.

Money Exchanged.—Purser will exchange a limited amount of English, French, Belgian, Canadian and American money.

Wireless Telegrams.—Information and rates furnished at Purser's Office.

Telegrams and Cables.—Canadian Pacific Telegraph representatives meet all ships on arrival to ensure prompt transmission of Passengers' telegrams and cables.

Passengers' Mail.—Passengers are urgently requested to enquire for mail at Purser's Office on arrival and leave forwarding address.

Passengers are requested to note that the Company do not undortake to accept delivery of parcels in Great Britain and Ireland, if the value of the contents is to be paid on delivery, unless prior arrangements are made with the Company for the amount to be paid.

Passports.—Passengers traveling to or through the United States are requested to call at Purser's Office with their Passports as soon as possible.

United States Head Tax.—In order to obtain refund of United States Head Tax, temporary visitors to, or passengers in transit through, the United States, who intend to leave the United States within sixty davs from their date of entry, must give this information on the U.S. Declaration Form completed at time of booking.

It is also necessary that they inform the U.S. Immigration Inspector at the port of landing that they are leaving the United States within sixty days, and they should apply to him for certificate form 511, without which no refund of U.S. Head Tax will be considered by the U.S. authorities.

Lifebelts.—In State Rooms; Bedroom Steward will explain method of attachment.

Emergency Stations.—Consult plan and directions in alley way.

Rail Tloket Office.—To facilitate landing arrangements, all Passengers should call at the Rail Ticket Office on board for Railway tickets and Sleeping Gar reservations.

Return Atlantic Passage.—The Ticket Agent is equipped to furnish full information concerning sailings and bookings on Canadian Pacific steamships. Reservations can be secured and deposits to cover will be received.

Suggestions.—Passengers having suggestions to make regarding service are requested to file them with the Commander, Purser or Chief Steward promptly so that immediate attention may be given.

World's Greatest Travel System of Railways, Steamships, Hotels, and Telegraphs Under One Management Controls Canadian Pacific Express Company

Through Connections—Europe, Canada, Orient—over 12,500 miles straightaway—canadian pacific all the way

RAILWAY SERVICES—Mileage operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway—20,146 including 5,091 miles of affiliated lines in the United States. Serving all the important industrial, commercial and agricultural sections of Canada, as well as many parts of the United States. It reaches large cities, famous historic spots, wonderful vacation and sporting resorts, and some of the most magnificent scenery in the world.

STEAMSHIP SERVICES—Over 30,000 miles—74 steamships and 10 building. Gross tonnage of vessels in service and building over 510,000. Two passenger fleets—across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe and across the Pacific to China, Japan and Manila. Connection at Vancouver and Victoria with Canadian-Australasian Line to New Zealand and Australia* Inland and coastal steamships on the Great Lakes, Pacific Coast and Atlantic Coast.

HOTELS—Thirteen and one under construction—coast to coast. Nineteen Bungalow Camps and Rest Houses at convenient locations for tourists and sportsmen.

CRUISE SERVICES—Annual Cruises Round the World; to South America—Africa; to the Mediterranean and to the West Indies.

TELEGRAPH SYSTEM—Over 138,564 miles of wires and 248 miles of Cables extending the entire length of the railway, and reaching as well every point of importance away from it.

EXPRESS SYSTEM—31,336 miles—7,044 offices and correspondents. World-wide merchandise and financial service.

COLONIZATION—Canadian Pacific land-settlement policies, coupled with the large acreage of fertile agricultural land still for sale in the West, are helping to develop a richer and bigger Canada.

INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT—Manufacturers, wholesalers and others, who contemplate opening branch factories in Canada, can secure from this department full information regarding sites for industries, available buildings, power rates, etc.

CANADIAN PACIFIC—IT SPANS THE WORLD

TICKETING ARRANGEMENTS | TRAIN SERVICES

THE line of the Canadian Pacific Railway extends across Canada from Saint John, New Brunswick, On the Atlantic Ocean, to the City of Vancouver on the Pacific Ocean, and passengers are carried without change of cars from tidewater to tidewater. There is a frequent service of express trains to all parts.

TICKET OFFICES at important stations are open 30 minutes before departure of trains, and passengers are requested to purchase tickets before entering cars. Passengers should always procure tickets at regular railway ticket offices, and ask for them via the Canadian Pacific Railway.

CANADIAN Pacific Railway train services from Quebec aad Montreal reach all important points in Canada, and Connections are made for all points in the United States.

Time tables giving the schedules of alt regular trains, aad the equipment of the more important trains, may be obtained from Canadian Pacific Railway Ticket Agent on board.

The Ticket Agent on ship will exchange passage ticket orders, sell railway tickets to all destinations, and stamp all railway tickets issued in Europe, make reservations in sleeping cars, and when requested will prepare itinerary for rail journey and make arrangements with the shore staff to complete sleeping car and hotel reservations at desired stop-over points.

BAGGAGE AND CUSTOMS

CANADIAN Pacific Railway Baggage Agents, also Canadian and United States Customs Officers will be in attendance on arrival of the ship to arrange examination and checking of baggage through to rail destination.

On arrival of the ship and immediately after Government Immigration inspection, and tickets to inland destinations have been obtained, passengers must attend personally to the Customs examination of their baggage and arrange with the Railway Baggage Agents for its forwarding.

The Baggage Agent will issue a check for each piece of baggage to be forwarded. Unless baggage is checked out by passengers it will be held at owner's risk until claimed.

U.S. Customs Officers are at Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Ont., Winnipeg, Man., Banff (during Summer) and Vancouver, B.C., stations to examine baggage destined for U.S. Passengers traveling to the U.S. via these points are recommended to have baggage inspected there and avoid examination at International Boundary.

Baggage to U.S. not examined at above places must be inspected at International Boundary, otherwise it will be held by Customs. Passengers should attend personally to Customs Examination of baggage.

SPECIAL DELIVERY OF BAGGAGE

Passengers for Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Victoria, and the larger cities in the United Stales, may have their baggage checked through to any residence, hotel, steamship dock or railway depot in such cities; this is a convenience. The transfer charge is collected by the Baggage Agent at the time of checking the baggage.

CHECKING OF BAGGAGE

must have passenger's personal attention. It will not go beyond the dock until it has been checked or registered by passengers.

The railway baggage agents will give numbered Checks to destination of baggage.

Baggage left unchecked on the dock will be at passenger's risk.

BAGGAGE INSURANCE

Passengers are recommended to insure- their baggage, as the Company's liability it strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket. Baggage insurance can be arranged at any of tbe Company's offices or through the Purser on board.

NOTICE

Passengers are recommended to avail themselves of out Colonization Agent who meets steamers. Consult him for information as to farm lands or opportunities in Canada.

Source: SS Empress of France Passenger List - 18 August 1928

 

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