The wharf here in our place where most photo enthusiasts would spend an afternoon here taking pictures. For travelers, one doesn’t get a glimpse without seeing Muelle Loney, the wharf of Iloilo. Let me share to you a little knowledge about this Wharf.
For travelers, one doesn’t get a glimpse without seeing Muelle Loney, the wharf of Iloilo. Let me share to you a little knowledge about this Wharf.
Nicolas Loney, first British vice-consul, landed at this port on 31 July 1856; Sir John Bowring, Hong Kong governor, visited the port in 1859. On 2 March of that same year, the first direct exportation of sugar left for Melbourne, Australia on board the rig Pet and the first importation of sugar mill machinery from Glasgow, Britain arrived in 1863. From then on, was the start of the booming industry of what they call “Sugar Industry”.
Now, refer to as “Mool-ye”, this wharf is where most photo enthusiasts would sometimes spend their time around 4 to 5 in the afternoon. It cowers the snake-ish river of Iloilo down to the mouth of the ocean. Ferry crafts dock in this area. People in different walks of life all pass by here. Little is known to the man who built Muelle (Nicolas Loney), but the heritage continues to live forever. Actually, the very first firm can still be seen (Loney and Ker Co.), a part of the trading system which they do during those days.
I often find myself here when I take the ferry crafts. Muelle Loney is a wonderful glimpse especially on night hours. But the lovely sunset that reflects towards the ships (broken, outdated while some are still functioning) are a good sight to the eye.
In one corner, you can see the statue of Britanic Majesty’s Vice-Consul Nicholas Loney, considered as the “Father of the Philippine Sugar Industry.”