Stewart Road ferry pier [1956-c.1968]

Submitted by David on Sun, 12/30/2018 - 15:08
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
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Date closed / demolished
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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


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.


ps  In the early 1960's, the end of Paterson Street had steps going down to the water, like this.  Customers would board Sampans to the bigger floating entertainments boats, or Sea food Sampans would come along selling their goods.

DCSF0114A.jpg, by tngan

Stewart pier at the end of Stewart road. The police station is visible. So is the site of the future Harbour hotel at the Fleming-Gloucester junction. The hotel was built in 1965. So the photo was taken before 1965.

1960s stewart pier.jpg
1960s stewart pier.jpg, by simtang

This is a photo of Wanchai waterfront  in 1963. The building next to the police station at the Fleming junction looks like a residential building in 1963. It has a neon sign Enicar (英格鈉錶) on top. In 1965 it was demolished to make way for the harbour hotel (


1963 wanchai waterfront.jpg
1963 wanchai waterfront.jpg, by simtang



BY THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1955 - 56 [1 April 1955 to 31 March 1956]

194. Stewart Road Ferry Pier. This pier, designed for use by the Hongkong & Yaumati Ferry Co., was completed by the end of the year. It is 105 feet long, spans 22 feet between the seawall and a row of eight reinforced concrete pedestals in the sea and has been supplied with a steel-framed superstructure fixed by nuts and bolts which may easily be removed at a later date to allow the pier to be converted for general use. Two sets of landing steps, one temporarily decked over, are provided. Brick-built ticket offices are sited on the praya and these, too, may easily be removed if necessary.


BY THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1956 - 57 [1 April 1956 to 31 March 1957]


Stewart Road Pier.

204. The construction of this pier which was described in previous reports was completed and handed over to Hong Kong & Yaumati Ferry Co. on the 1st June.

The Wanchai reclamation around Stewart road was mostly completed in 1968 and the new second generation Wanchai pier started operation in 1968.

Therefore the old Stewart pier was supposed to be demolished in 1968.  The following air view in late 1968 shows that the old pier at the Stewart-Gloucestor junction is already gone. The original position can be identified by the tall Pentax building at the lower left corner which sits at that junction. The old pier was just west of that junction.

Air view photo is from:…


1968_wanchai_air_view.png, by simtang


The marker is a little bit off. According to the above picture "1956 stewart pier.png", the pier is at north-west corner of Gloucester road-Srewart road junction.