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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... 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 ... Navy 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 Minh City - a ...
... of British Columbia in the riding of Port Moody-Westwood in the 2005 provincial election ... Votes Popular vote in riding 442. 0.03% Port Moody-Westwood James Filippelli 442 1.68% 335. 0.02% Port Moody-Coquitlam James Filippelli 198 1.03% Port Coquitlam Brent Williams 137 0.67% ...
... 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 rotation (only) ... 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 device ... 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 ...
... 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 ... may be of either type, while more compact devices based on striplines are of the 3-port type ... 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 ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word port:
“It is by a mathematical point only that we are wise, as the sailor or the fugitive slave keeps the polestar in his eye; but that is sufficient guidance for all our life. We may not arrive at our port within a calculable period, but we would preserve the true course.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“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)
“How happy is the sailors life,
From coast to coast to roam;
In every port he finds a wife,
In every land a home.”
—Isaac Bickerstaffe (c. 17351812)