Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
is a typhoon shelter
located in Causeway Bay
, Hong Kong
, between the Hong Kong Island
entrance of Cross Harbour Tunnel
on Kellett Island
and Island Eastern Corridor
. Its size is about 14 hectares (35 acres). It was the first typhoon shelter in Hong Kong.
The original typhoon shelter was built after the 1874 typhoon, at the present location of Victoria Park
, to provide shelter for fishing boats during storms. It was completed in 1883 with a breakwater
only 427 metres (1,400 feet) long. The cost was HK$96,500.
In December 1903 a Legislative Council
member, Gershom Stewart
, suggested that the typhoon shelter be expanded. The motion was passed but expansion works could not be carried out due to lack of capital. The Legislative Council and the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce questioned the Hong Kong Government
on the expansion in 1904 and 1906, but the Government did not give any response.
On 18 September 1906, a typhoon struck Hong Kong, destroying 3,653 boats and killing 15,000 people, most of them fishermen.
In 1953 the typhoon shelter was moved northwards to its present site and the original... Read More