The History of Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company Ltd, 1923 – 1970s, Lingnam thesis

Sham Wai Chi wrote his MPhil thesis for Lingnam University in 2007 on the History of the Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company covering the years 1923 up to the 1970s.

HF: The original company was founded by Lau Tak Po in 1897 when he purchased 5 wooden boats and provided services from HK Island to Kowloon under the  company name Yaumati Ferry.

Sham Wai Chi writes, On 1st January, 1924, the HYF commenced its ferry service between Victoria City and Yaumati, Victoria City and Mong Kok Tsui, and Victoria City and Sham Shui Po. The fare charge was 10 cents for the first class accommodation, 5 cents for second class accommodation, and 3 cents for third class accommodation… 

The contents of the thesis are:

Ch 1 Introduction
Ch 2 Initial Development of Ferry Service in Hong Kong
Ch 3 The Establishment and Early Development of the Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company 1923-1937
Ch 4 Further Gain and Heavy Loss – United Ferry Services and the Japanese Occupation 1937-1945
Ch 5 Rehabilitation of the Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company Ltd 1945 to 1951
Ch 6 Unexpected Golden Period, 1951 to the early 1970s
Ch 7 Declining Period, the 1970s
Ch 8 Conclusion

Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company cross harbour ferry image from collections.lib.uwm.edu

A Hongkong and Yaumati ferry crossing from Kowloon to HK Island in the 1950s Courtesy: collections.lib.uwm.edu

Source:

  1. The History of Hongkong and Yaumati Ferry Company Limited, 1923 to the 1970s , Sham Wai Chi, MPhil

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