SS Minnedosa Passenger List - 4 May 1928

Front Cover - 4 May 1928 Passenger List, SS Minnedosa, Canadian Pacific (CPOS)

Front Cover, Cabin Passenger List for the SS Minnedosa of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing 4 May 1928 from Liverpool to Québec and Montréal via Belfast and Greenock, Commanded by Captain J. F. Dolt. GGA Image ID # 173ea7ffdf


Senior Officers and Staff

  1. Captain: J. F. DOLT, Commander
  2. Chief Officer: W. A. HUTCHEON
  3. Chief Engineer: D. B. Hall
  4. Purser: W. N. MATHISON
  5. Surgeon: A. B. Taylor
  6. Chief Steward: F. BELTON
  7. Conductress: Mrs. B. WALTERS
  8. Rail Lines Ticket Agent: L. A. OUELLET
    Entrance Hall, B Deck


List of Cabin Passengers

  1. ACHESON Mrs. A
  4. Anderson Mr. R. A. M
  5. ANGUS Mr. A. J
  6. BEH EL Mr. W. A
  7. Bell Mr. R. L
  8. BOOLEY Mr. E. H
  9. BROOKER Mr. A. G
  10. Brown Mr. F
  11. Brown Mr. G. R
  12. Brown MRS
  13. Brown Miss N
  14. Brown Miss M
  15. Brown SEY Mrs. M
  16. BRUNGER Mr. K. E
  17. CADOR Mr. E
  18. CADOR Miss M
  19. Campbell Mr. W
  20. CANS Mr. C. O
  21. Carter MSTR W. N
  22. GAUNTER Mr. F. S
  23. CHRISTIE-Miller Mr. G
  24. CHRISTIE-Miller MRS
  25. Clark Mrs. M
  26. Clark Miss J
  27. CMENTEK Dr. A
  28. COCHRANE Mrs. M. E
  29. CORDNER Mr. Wm. J
  31. ELLIOTT Mrs. L
  32. Ewing Mrs. H
  33. FAIRBAIRN Mrs. W. H
  34. FLEMING Mr. T. G. F
  35. GIBB Mrs. S. L
  36. GIFFORD Mrs. E
  37. Graham Mr. W. P
  38. GRASSICK Mr. N. G
  39. HAMILTON Mrs. M
  40. HAMM Mr. P
  41. HERGEL Mrs. V. G
  42. HERGEL Miss B. T
  43. HODGKINSON Mr. R. 0
  45. Hodson HON. E
  46. HUDSON Miss A
  47. HUTCHINSON Miss N. G
  48. Johnston Mrs. W. E. G
  49. JOWETT Mr. H. E
  50. KAHAN Mr. J
  51. KELSO Mrs. M
  52. KELSO Miss M. A. U
  53. Kerr Mrs. E
  54. LARSEN Miss S. R
  55. LILLICRAP Mr. W. H
  58. LOOMANS Mrs. B
  60. MARRIOTT Mr. G
  61. MAYLE Mr. G
  62. McCOMB Miss H
  63. MCHALE Miss A
  64. McKERSIE Mrs. E. C. L
  65. McNEILL Mrs. M
  66. McVEAN Mr. R. R
  67. McVEAN MRS
  68. McVEAN Miss A. R
  69. Miller Mr. G. D
  70. Miller MRS
  71. MOLE Miss M. L
  72. NICHOLS Mrs. A. M
  74. Nixon Mrs. E. J
  75. ORMEROD Mr. G. T
  76. PAPPITT Miss E
  77. Patterson Mr. H. A
  78. PETERSEN Mr. G. E
  79. PINDER Mrs. L
  80. POPE Mrs. S. E
  81. RACICOT Mr. L
  82. Ross Mrs. J. K. L
  83. SARGEANT Mr. J. W
  84. Shearer Mr. R
  85. SHELDON Miss R
  86. Smith Mr. R
  87. SPRENGER Miss W. A
  88. STARK Mr. A. W. M
  89. Sutherland MAJ. J
  90. Sutherland MRS
  91. Sutherland Miss H
  92. SWAN Mrs. E
  93. Thompson Mr. A. Graham
  94. Thompson MRS
  95. Thompson Mrs. F
  96. Thomson Mr. W
  97. THORNTON Mrs. M. E
  98. URI E Mrs. A
  99. VINDEN Mr. G
  101. VINDEN Miss I. M. and Infant
  102. Vine Mr. C. H
  103. VOLCKMAR Mr. E
  104. Wallace Mr. N. H
  105. Walter Capt. F. H
  106. Walter MRS
  107. Walter Miss R. F
  108. White Miss 0
  109. WIDDOWSON Rev. B. C
  111. Wilson Miss M. L
  112. Wright Miss L


Back Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the SS Minnedosa of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing 4 May 1928 from Liverpool to Québec and Montréal via Belfast and Greenock.

Back Cover of a Cabin Passenger List for the SS Minnedosa of the Canadian Pacific Line (CPOS), Departing 4 May 1928 from Liverpool to Québec and Montréal via Belfast and Greenock. GGA Image ID # 173f3f24ff


Information for Passengers

Information Bureau—An Information Bureau has been provided for the convenience of Passengers, and all enquiries for information of a general character should be made there. The Purser and Assistant Pursers are in attendance to deal with matters affecting the comfort or interest of Passengers.

Seats at Table—Passengers should make reservations of seats at table through the Second Steward or Head Waiter in the Dining Saloon.

When the steamers sail with full lists, children under the age of ten years not paying the adult fare are provided with meals at separate sittings.

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

First and Second Sitting

  • Breakfast 8:00 am 9.00 am
  • Luncheon 12:30 pm 1.30 pm
  • Dinner 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

When only One Sitting

  • Breakfast 8.30 a.m
  • Luncheon 1.00 p.m
  • Dinner 7:00 pm

Breakfast is not served in the Dining Saloon after 10:00 am Breakfast bugle will not be sounded when there is only one sitting. Passengers should inform Bedroom Steward when they wish to be called.

Afternoon Tea is served at 4:00 pm on deck and in all public rooms. Children served in the Dining Saloon.

Bugle is sounded thirty minutes before dinner.

Private Dinners can be arranged through the Chief Steward at $1.00 per cover.

Lights are extinguished in the Dining Saloon at 11:00 pm, and in the Lounge and Smoking Room at midnight.

Bar closes at midnight Westbound and at 11:00 pm Eastbound.

Deck Chairs and Rugs—Deck Chairs are rented at $1.00 Rugs at $1.50 each. Apply to Deck Steward.

Baths—Passengers should arrange with Bedroom Steward for time desired.

Boots and Shoes will be cleaned if left outside stateroom.

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 changes can be made except through the Purser.

Orchestra plays at luncheon, dinner, in the Lounge for Afternoon Tea, and in evening for dancing.

Deck Games and Amusements—Deck Quoits, Shuffleboard and other deck games are provided and will be furnished by the Deck Steward.

Chess, Draughts, Dominoes, etc., can be obtained on application to the Lounge or Smoking Room Steward.

Books of FICTION and REFERENCE are obtainable from the Library on application to the Library Steward. Books lost by Passengers must be paid for.

Stenographer—An experienced stenographer is prepared to undertake work for Passengers. Schedule of rates on application to Information Bureau.

COTS—A limited number of cots are carried for the use of Infants. Application should be made to the Chief Steward.

Life Belts are in all staterooms. Bedroom Steward will explain method of attachment.

Emergency Stations—Consult plan and directions in alleyway.

Boat Deck—Parents are respectfully requested not to allow their children to frequent this deck.

Shop—A varied assortment of candies, cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, pipes, post-cards, magazines, toys and novelties is on sale in the Shop. Stamps are also on sale.

Library Steward sells stamps and will furnish Passengers with stationery, telegraph forms and books of reference.

Divine Service is held on Sundays at 10:45 am in the Dining Saloon.

An altar is carried for the celebration of Holy Mass.

Surgeon—No charge is made for medical attendance or medicine, except for the treatment of ailments which existed prior to departure, when the Surgeon, by the Company's regulations, is permitted to render a bill, subject to the approval of the Commander. All drugs and other medical supplies, with the exception of certain proprietary articles sold at the shop, are in charge of the Ship's Surgeon and can only be issued to Passengers on his authority.

Passengers are respectfully reminded that the Surgeon is under no obligation to issue particular drugs or remedies at the request of Passengers, whether for self-treatment or otherwise, unless in the exercise of his professional responsibility he considers such issue expedient in the passenger's own interest.

Nurses—Trained and qualified hospital nurses are carried on passenger ships. Their services, under the direction of the Surgeon, are at the Passengers' disposal.

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 days 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 514, without which no refund of U.S. Head Tax will be considered by the U.S. authorities.

Rail Ticket Office—To facilitate landing arrangements, all Passengers should call at the Rail Ticket Office on board for railway tickets and sleeping car reservations.

Money Exchange—The Purser will exchange a limited amount of English, Canadian and American currency.

Baggage should bear initial label of surname to facilitate correct grouping in Customs Shed, also label with owner's name and Canadian address. On arrival, baggage will be grouped alphabetically in Customs Shed. Passengers are required to attend personally to Customs examination.

Baggage left unchecked will be at passenger's risk.

Baggage Delivery—Passengers for Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria, and the larger cities in the United States, 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.

Baggage Insurance—Passengers are recommended to insure their baggage, as the Company's liability is strictly limited in accordance with contract ticket. Baggage insurance can be arranged at any of the Company's offices or through the Ticket Agent on board.

Wardrobe Trunks—The attention of Passengers is called to the fact that the steamer has a Baggage Room where trunks may be stored during the voyage. It is not always possible to have large wardrobe trunks placed in an accessible position in passenger staterooms.

Mail, Cables and Wireless Telegrams—Passengers are urgently requested to enquire for mail, etc., at the Information Bureau.

Mail, cables and wireless messages are received at the Information Bureau for despatch. Cablegrams and telegrams should be handed in an hour before arrival at any port of call.
None of the ship's employees, other than those on duty in the Information Bureau, are authorized to accept letters, cables and telegrams for despatch while the ship is at sea.
Passengers are invited to leave their addresses at the Information Bureau, so that all undelivered mail, telegrams, etc., may be forwarded. Mail matter may be sent in care of any Canadian Pacific Office—see list on last pages.

Passengers are requested to note that the Company do not undertake to accept delivery of parcels in Great Britain and Northern 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.

Stamps are on sale in the Shop, and when the Shop is closed, may be obtained from the Library Steward. English or Canadian postage stamps may be used for mail posted at sea.

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 are requested to make suggestions in connection with service or personnel to the Commander or Purser 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 Canada and across the Pacific to China, Japan and Manila. Connection at Vancouver and Victoria with Canadian-Austral. asian 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—World-wide merchandise and financial service-31,336 miles-7,044 offices and correspondents.

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.
The Mighty Water Boulevard to Canada

Distances VISIBLE at Sea

At an elevation of 5 feet, one can see 2.6 nautical miles; at 20 feet, 5.1 miles; at 35 feet, 6.8 miles; at 50 feet, 8.2 miles : at 75 feet, 9.9 miles; and at 100 feet, 11.5 miles.


If the steam from a ship's whistle is seen and ten seconds elapse before the sound is heard, she is just 21',, miles off. If one second elapses, she is distant slightly more than one-fifth of a mile; if five seconds, a little more than one mile; if twenty seconds, 44 miles.


Point the hour hand of the watch to the sun, and south is exactly half way between the hour hand and the XII on the watch; e.g., assuming it is 9 o'clock, point the hour hand (indicating nine) to the sun, and the point half-way between X and XI is due south; or assume that it is 4 o'clock, point the hour hand to the sun and the figures II indicate south.

Knots and Miles

The statute mile is 5,280 feet.

The nautical mile is 6,082.66 feet. The number of feet in a nautical mile is arrived at thus : The circumference of the earth is divided into 360 degrees, each degree containing 60 nautical miles; or 21,600 (360 x 60) nautical miles to the earth's circumference; 21,600 divided into 131,385,456—the number of feet in the earth's circumference—gives 6,082.66 feet—the length of a nautical mile.

The " knot " is a rate of speed indicating 1 nautical mile per hour.

6 feet-1 fathom 10 cables-1 nautical mile

600 feet-1 cable 1 nautical mile-1.15 statute miles


There are three kinds of measurements of ships by tonnage Gross tonnage, Net tonnage and Displacement tonnage.

Gross tonnage is the total internal capacity below the upper deck, and also of all enclosed deck houses above it, measured in tons of 100 cubic feet. For example-2,500,000 cubic feet equal 25,000 gross tons.

NET tonnage is obtained by subtracting from the Gross tonnage all spaces used for the accommodation of the officers and crew, for gear necessary for the working of the ship, and for the machinery, including boilers and engines.

Displacement tonnage is the total weight of water displaced by a ship when loaded to her utmost capacity.


Track Chart

Canadian Pacific Track Chart from 1928. GGA Image ID # 173efc1c24


Passenger Fleet
Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific

Gross Registered Displacement Tonnage | Tonnage

  • 25,150 Empress of Scotland 37,700
  • 21,850 Empress of Australia 32,800
  • 21,500 Empress of Canada 32,300
  • 18,350 Empress of France 27,500
  • 20,000 Duchess of Atholl (Building) 30,000
  • 20,000 Duchess of Bedford (Building) 30,000
  • 20,000 Duchess of CORNWALL (Building) 30,000
  • 20,000 Duchess of Richmond (Building) 30,000
  • 17,300 Montnairn 25,600
  • 16,900 Empress of Asia 25,400
  • 16,800 Empress of Russia 25,200
  • 16,400 Montcalm 24,600
  • 16,400 Montrose 24,600
  • 16,400 Montclare 24,600
  • 15,650 Montroyal 23,500
  • 15,200 Melita 22,800
  • 15,200 Minnedosa 22,800
  • 12,400 Metagama 18,200
  • 10,750 Marburn 16,100
  • 10,700 Marloch 16,100
  • 9,750 Montreal 14,600

Department of Colonization and Development

The Canadian Pacific Railway has established a Bureau of Canadian information as a branch of its Department of Colonization and Development, with the object of disseminating reliable and up-to-date information as to agricultural and industrial openings in all parts of Canada.

Western Canada Farm Lands

The Company has yet for sale 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, but the Company is prepared to grant special concessions to those who will settle upon and develop their farms.

Eastern Canada Farm Lands

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, looking to the utilization of undeveloped natural resources and 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 as to 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, and are kept supplied with the latest information pertaining to new developments through the medium of a news service organized through the co-operation 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.

Canadian Pacific Express COMPANY
Forwards Merchandise, Money,
Valuables, ETc., To ALL PARTS
of The World

Canadian Pacific Issues Money Orders, Foreign Cheques and Travellers' Cheques, PAYABLE EVERYWHERE

Travellers' Cheques
Good the World Over

Canadian Pacific Express Travellers' Cheques are world-wide currency. They are issued in convenient denominations, so that you need only carry a limited amount of the actual currency of the country in which traveling, and are payable in the United States in United States dollars, in other countries at the current buying rate for bankers' cheques in New York. No personal identification required. Your counter-signature on the cheque identifies you.

They insure you against loss, are cashed by thousands of banks and all express companies, and accepted in payment of tickets and accounts by railway, steamship and sleeping-car companies, tourist agencies, first-class stores and hotels, wherever you happen to be, which insures you against delay and inconvenience.

THEY COST BUT 75c. Per $100.00

For sale by all Canadian Pacific Agents and by Pursers on Board.

Purser and Assistant Pursers are always in attendance at the Bureau to deal with enquiries and matters affecting the comfort or interest of Passengers.

The Company invite suggestions for improvements, and request that these be addressed to the General Manager, Canadian Pacific Steamships Ltd., 8, Waterloo Place, London, Eng.

Railway Ticket Office.

A Railway Ticket Office is located on board this steamship. The Ticket Agent in charge is at the disposal of Passengers to furnish every assistance in connection with inland rail journey.

To facilitate landing arrangements at port of arrival it would be appreciated if Passengers would kindly note the following information and call at the Ticket Office as early as possible during the voyage.

  1. Orders issued in Europe and calling for railway transportation from port of landing or otherwise are not good on trains, but require to be exchanged at the ship's Ticket Office for actual railway tickets
  2. If passenger already holds railway ticket issued in Europe, attention is particularly directed to the necessity of having same stamped on back, in space provided, prior to arrival at port of landing, as train conductors are not authorized to honor any unstamped tickets
  3. Railway Tickets to all destinations in Canada and the United States may be purchased at the Ticket Office at special fares
  4. Reservation of sleeping or parlour car accommodation for railway journey may be made in advance, on application to the ticket agent

Publications—Following is a list of Canadian Pacific publications which may be obtained, free of charge, from the Ticket Agent :

  • Round the World Cruise
  • South America—Africa Cruise
  • Mediterranean Cruise
  • West Indies Cruises
  • China-Japan
  • Resorts in the Canadian
  • Pacific Rockies
  • Pacific Coast Tours
  • Bungalow Camps
  • in Rockies
  • French River Camp
  • Nipigon River Camp
  • Devil's Gap Camp, Kenora
  • Lake Windermere
  • Game Fish in Ontario
  • What to Wear in the Rockies
  • Australia and New Zealand Can. Pacific Route—Australia Alaska Folder
  • Vancouver Island
  • Great Lakes Folder
  • Resorts in Ontario
  • Resorts in Quebec
  • Atlantic Coast Resorts Trans-Canada Limited Open Seasons for Fishing Open Seasons for Hunting Hotels and Boarding Houses
  • in Canada
  • Guide to the Old Country
  • The Mighty Water Boulevard to Canada


Canadian Pacific Line (CPR-CPOS) Passenger List Collection - GG Archives

Canadian Pacific Line (CPR-CPOS) Passenger Lists

Canadian Pacific Line (CPR-CPOS) Ship Archival Collections

Other Related Sections

Passenger Lists

Search Our Ship Passenger Lists

Ocean Travel Topics A-Z