A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.
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... candidate for election to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the riding of Port Moody-Westwood in the 2005 provincial election ... Popular vote Riding Candidate Votes Popular vote in riding 442. 0.03% Port Moody-Westwood James Filippelli 442 1.68% 335. 0.02% Port Moody-Coquitlam James ...
... is a passive non-reciprocal three- or four-port device, in which a microwave or radio frequency signal entering any port is transmitted to the next port in ... A port in this context is a point where an external waveguide or transmission line (such as a microstrip line or a coaxial cable), connects to the ... For a three-port circulator, a signal applied to port 1 only comes out of port 2 a signal applied to port 2 only comes out of port 3 a signal applied to port 3 only ...
... Circulators fall into two main classes 4-port waveguide circulators based on Faraday rotation of waves propagating in a magnetised material, and 3-port "Y-junction ... circulators may be of either type, while more compact devices based on striplines are of the 3-port type ... are combined in a single component to give four or more ports, but these differ in behaviour from a true 4-port circulator ...
... the home of a number of distilleries which are now closed, the most famous being Port Ellen, which operated from 1825 to 1983 ... There is still a maltings at Port Ellen, which supplies many of the Islay distilleries with malted barley to their individual specifications ... announced the reopening of the distillery at Port Charlotte (Port Sgioba in Gaelic), which was closed in 1929, and was also known as the Lochindaal Distillery ...
... Cam Ranh - large deep water port and used by Marco Polo during his voyages to China formerly a major military facility for the U.S ... and the Vietnamese Navy Da Nang - Tien Sa seaport is the third largest sea port in Vietnam after Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong handles 3-4 million tons of cargo annually Hai Phong Ho Chi ...
Famous quotes containing the word port:
“In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The triumphs of peace have been in some proximity to war. Whilst the hand was still familiar with the sword-hilt, whilst the habits of the camp were still visible in the port and complexion of the gentleman, his intellectual power culminated; the compression and tension of these stern conditions is a training for the finest and softest arts, and can rarely be compensated in tranquil times, except by some analogous vigor drawn from occupations as hardy as war.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weatherd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)