With the Hope and Dream by Wenhui Luo Posted on October 4, 2010 Samuel Gass's voyage on the S.S. Batavia broke the record at that time for the greatest number of people carried into the port of New York on a single vessel at one time. There were 2,584 passengers crowded aboard the ship, which docked on June 8, 1903. Copper ore was mined at the Ikeda Bay Mine on Moresby Island, B.C. By 1900, more than 500 Japanese immigrants worked in the Cumberland colliery or other mines. (Photographed on December 10, 1915) This entry was posted in admin only: Featured, October 5 Assignment, TV24 and tagged 1890-1916, immigrants, The Progressive Era. Bookmark the permalink.