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Sheung Wan 1969

On the left is the Macau Ferry Wharf, the Western Market, and on the right should be Wing Lok Pier.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Junks near Kennedy Town, Hong Kong Island, 1930s

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin (Tianjin), Rotterdam and London. At the start of the company, in 1903, Willem Kien (1877-1970) started to work for HCHC in Shanghai, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office.

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Damage caused by the 1874 typhoon, Praya, Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1874

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA15-03. Original at National Archives, Kew.

Attributed to Lai Afong (Afong Studio).

CAPTION ON MOUNT

Pustan's & Douglas wharves destroyed by typhoon 22 Sep. /74. Wrecks of Steamers Albay & Leonor.

 

Douglas Wharf (pre-1874) [????-1874]

Date Place demolished: 
1874-09-22

Douglas Wharf was a T-shaped pier that stood at the (post 1866) praya on (todays) Des Voeux Road with the junction of Chiu Lung Street.

It was part of a shipyard that was owned by Douglas Lapraik situated off Queen's Road (Wikipedia).

Appears destroyed on a photo of the 1874 typhoon .

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Wanchai 1879 (annotated)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1879

Cropped from Panorama from above Conduit Road

A  Three-storey building on west side of entrance to Naval Yard

B  Quarters and Stores, three-storey building (east) on Queen's Road at Naval Yard

1954 Central view

Shows both Queen's Piers. 

The harbour in front of the older Queen's Pier is not yet reclaimed yet, there will be the Star Ferry Pier (3rd location) in about three year's time.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1954

1964 View from China Fleetclub

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1964

Temporary Servicemen's Pier (Wanchai) [1964-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1964-09-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Temporary servicemen's pier at Harcourt Road in front of Caine House. This was probably used when Fenwick Pier was damaged by typhoon Ruby (September 1964).

Wikipedia reports:

  • 1964: The Pier had to be rebuilt after typhoons Wanda and Ruby dealt severe blows to the building.
  • 1965: The rebuilt Pier opened in June.

Possibly this temporary pier was in service for less than a year, maybe longer.

Victoria_Barracks_1870s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1875

From Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

Think the chimney belongs to the Oriental Sugar Refinery. Morrisson Hill in the back.

This photo is almost the same as this one (Victoria Barracks 1870s), but it extends to both sides.

Wellington Battery Pier 1880s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1886

Cropped from Harbour view

Naval Yard Pier (see comment below).

It looks as if two cranes are at the pier head.

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