Stewart Road ferry pier [1956-c.1970] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Stewart Road ferry pier [1956-c.1970]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1956-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1970-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Ferries to Jordan Road sailed from this pier.

It isn't shown on the 1952 map, but it is shown on the 1957 map.

Photos that show this place

1962
1969

Comments

Hi David,

from the Hong Kong Annual Report for 1955:

A second Wantsai service, to Kowloon City, was scheduled to begin operations during this year, but was postponed pending the arrival of lifts oredered from the United Kingdom for the new Kowloon City ferry pier. It is now hoped that this service will be inaugurated early in 1956. A new government pier is also under construction at Stewart Road, one block west of Tonnochy Road, on completion of which it would be possible to divert the present Jordan Road service to the larger Stewart Road pier, and use Tonnochy Road pier for the Kowloon City service.

So opening would be in 1956, and closure around 1970.

And please add the tag "pier" so this one appears on the "pier map".

Regards, Klaus

Hi David,

I remember in the mid-1960s, the pier at the end of Paterson Street shown in the 1957 map is already gone.  The small round about was still there then.  There were steps going down to the water where Sampans would take you out to other crafts out in the shelter.  Sometimes there were sampans selling fishes, shrimps and crabs there too.

All make way for futher reclamation a few years before the Cross Harbour Tunnel was built.

T