Empress of Japan newel post

Case 15, Item 9

When the C.P.R. steamer the Empress of Japan was decommissioned in 1926, she was scrapped in Burrard Inlet. Pieces were thrown overboard and many were then collected by locals. The best known piece is her figurehead, which for a time was displayed in Stanley Park (it was replaced by the current fibreglass copy in 1960) and is now on display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. The Chung Collection has a newel post from the Empress of Japan, on display in the Chung Collection exhibition room.

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