as told through the memories and personal collection
of passenger Lewis Carter
Empress of France II 1928 - 1960
Canadian Pacific Steamship Line
1928 - 48 as Duchess of Bedford
1948 - 60 as Empress of France II
Empress of France
Image from Passenger List (Canadian Pacific)
On 30 November 1960, ten year old Lewis Carter left Montreal aboard the "Empress of France," bound for Liverpool. This was to be the Empress's final voyage. Four years earlier, in 1956, Lewis, his mother and brother had emigrated to Canada, on the ship Skaubryn, following their father who had gone out first to find work and prepare a home for them. The family were now returning to Wales, their country of origin, due to matters related to their grandmother's death. This site contains images from Lewis Carter's personal collection - mementos of this voyage across the Atlantic.
This site is for non-commercial purposes. The material on this site is
for the purpose of providing insight into Canadian and British social history related to immigration and trans-Atlantic passenger voyages, and particularly for enthusiasts of the "Empress of France".
The pages may be linked to but not duplicated. The information in these pages may be used for personal research. Please credit this web site
as the source, and give the names of originators of the material, if
possible. Some of the images on these "Empress of France" pages
appear with the owner's consent, and/or with acknowledgment to the
source. If any images are discovered to have copyright ownership not
acknowledged here, and not permitted to be shown, please contact Sue McPherson, web site designer, writer, and editor.
All memorabilia on this web site is owned by Lewis Carter