Everything tagged: pier

P & O Pier (first generation) [c.1875-c.1895]

Submitted by Klaus on Fri, 04/02/2021 - 18:19

The Hongkong Government Gazette from 1874-01-24 reports that the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company asked for permission to erect a pier opposite Marine Lots Nos 71, 71a, 72, 72a. 

The 1889 map on hkmaps.hk shows ML 71 between Queen's Road, (todays) Ko Shing Street - praya in 1874, Sutherland Street and (todays) Li Sing Street. On this map, a large pier is shown. 

Ping On Wharf [c.1924-c.1958]

Submitted by Klaus on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 21:32

Pier located at Connaught Road opposite the block between Morrison and Cleverly Streets. It was built later compared to its neighbors, it appears first on the 1924 aerial photograph on hkmaps.hk. This pier is at the place where the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Wharf (third generation) [c.1959-c.1985] was built on reclaimed land, so it was demolished approximately in 1958.

P & O Pier [c.1900-c.1965]

Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:15

Short pier on Connaught Road opposite the General Post Office. It first appears on a 1900 map on Gwulo. Although the P&O offices at Connaught Road opened not before 1924, the previous generation stood close-by on Queen's Road. Likely a pier existed on the old praya, but this vanished during the 1890/1900 reclamation.

The pier existed (possibly unused) until about 1965 when the next phase of reclamation started.

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

Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 07/16/2020 - 03:06

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.

Public Pier No. 17 - British Canton Line / Yuen On Steamship Co. Ltd [c.1924-c.1974]

Submitted by David on Fri, 01/17/2020 - 19:46

1920s photos show it with a semi-circular sign for the "British Canton Line". There's a good example at PH014_50-22 Gertrude Bass Warner photographs.

Maps from the 1930s / 40s, eg plates 3-5a and 3-5b in Mapping Hong Kong, label it as "Yuen On Steamship Co. Ltd, P.P. no. 17".