Map showing Star Ferry Pier

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:53

The Pier at "Peddars Street" was for the "Kowloon Ferry"

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Submitted by
Axel Olsson (not verified)
Mon, 03/21/2011 - 06:12

As a stamp collector I'm more interested in the site of the (General) Post Office and wonder if you have other more detailed maps, pictures & info showing such. It was of course the precursor of the much larger GPO,"the Grand Old Lady of Pedder Street"that survived until 1977. Thanks.

That pier at "Peddar's Street" was still Pedder's Wharf :-)

Something throwing us off is the "1900" date. This map still has Des Voeux Road as the seafront, and only shows the proposed reclamation. But by 1900 the reclamation was complete.

There's a larger copy of this map in Mapping Hong Kong (Plate 3-2), which shows the publication date of 1889.

Another red-herring is that despite the 1889 date, this map still shows Peddar's Wharf in it's earlier position. But by 1889 it had already been replaced by the new Peddar's Wharf, built around 1886.

Regards, David