Victoria Harbour and the Macau Ferry Pier, Sheung Wan

Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:41

Victoria Harbour and the Macau Ferry Pier, Sheung Wan in the late 1950s to early 1960s

Date picture taken


I notice the far right of this image shows a vehicular ferry pier that was located at the eastern end of the HK/Macau ferry reclamation. Looking at aerial photos it was in line with Rumsey Street but I can't seem to find any mention of it within Gwulo.

Does anyone have any more information about it? As far as I can tell it was just a rudimentary wooden ramp that was raised when the ferry docked, so intended for single level ferries only.


aerial image here (ferry pier top left):

edit: I found some information over on Hugh's website:
it was a temporary service that operated between 1960 and 1965.
I have created a new place for it:

The Industrial History of Hong Kong Group website refers:

1960 On  the 15th January a temporary auxiliary vehicular ferry service commenced between Rumsey Street/Jordan Road.

Guess that's the ferry visible on the photo. The pier vanished during the reclamation works extending east. The pier was replaced by another one near the Central Vehicular Pier, see here.

Greetings, Klaus