Star Ferry Company (Hong Kong, China) : Pier in Wan Chai, at base of International Finance Centre

Creator:
Mithaiwala, Dorabjee Naorojee, active ca. 1870-1900
Published/Created:
Routes across Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
founded 1888
Date Depicted:
5/30/2009
Materials:
wood
Notes:
A passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It was founded in 1888 as the Kowloon Ferry Company, adopting its present name in 1898. The fleet of 9 diesel-electric ferries currently operates two routes (four prior to April 1, 2011) across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. The company was founded by Parsee (Parsi) merchant Dorabjee Naorojee Mithaiwala as the "Kowloon Ferry Company" in 1888. All the ferries have "Star" in their names; the later company name (1898) was inspired by his love of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem "Crossing the Bar", of which the first line reads "Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me!
Topics:
Architecture -- China -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- China -- 21st century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Twentieth century
Twenty-first century
Culture:
Chinese
Accession Number:
1A2-CH-HK-SF-A11
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
passenger terminals (AAT)
vehicles: watercraft: ferries (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Tools, Equipment & Instruments
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
buildings; transportation buildings; terminals (buildings); passenger terminals; vehicles (transportation); watercraft; merchant vessels; ferries
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
5/30/2009 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10900560
PID:
digcoll:1833648