Temporary pier off Ice House Street [1894-1911] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Temporary pier off Ice House Street [1894-1911]

Current condition: 
Demolished
Date Place completed: 
1894-06-27
Date Place demolished: 
1911-01-01

Though described as a temporary pier, it was here for over 16 years.

Notes from Moddsey on http://gwulo.com/node/7000#comment-14020:

In November 1892, a contract was signed for the construction of a temporary pier opposite Ice House St for the purposes of accommodating ferry and other traffic plying from Pedder's Wharf and constructing Section No. 7 of the praya reclamation works.

On 27 June 1894, the temporary timber wharf opposite Ice House St ((ie this pier)) was opened to traffic and the wharf known as Pedder's Wharf was closed.

In 1900 the Ice House Street Wharf was leased to the Star Ferry Co. on the completion of Blake Pier.

It looks as though the pier was for the sole use of the Star Ferry from 1900 onwards. I guess they also used it between 1894 and 1900, sharing it with other boats & launches.

Demolition date is approximate - see details of the later Star Ferry pier at this site for details.

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