A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences), or haven, is a body of water where ships, boats and barges seek shelter from stormy weather, or are stored for future use. Harbors and ports are often confused with each other. A port is a facility for loading and unloading vessels; ports are often located in harbors.
Harbors can be natural or artificial. An artificial harbor can have deliberately constructed breakwaters, sea walls, or jettys, or they can be constructed by dredging, which requires maintenance by further periodic dredging. An example of an artificial harbor is Long Beach Harbor, California, which was an array of salt marshes and tidal flats too shallow for modern merchant ships before it was first dredged in the early 20th century.
Artificial harbors are frequently built for use as ports. The oldest artificial harbor known is the Ancient Egyptian site at Wadi al-Jarf, on the Red Sea coast, which is at least 4500 years old (ca. 2600-2550 BC, reign of King Khufu). The largest artificially created harbor is Jebel Ali in Dubai. Other large and busy artificial harbors include:
Harbor station opened in December 1977 to serve a new apartment complex (now The Heights at Cape Ann) located on a bluff above the tracks. Several short turn trains (which had formerly terminated at Manchester but ran to an interlocking just west of Gloucester to switch tracks for the inbound journey) were extended to Harbor at that time. Several trips, including the short turns, were cut in September 1979. On January 30, 1981, service to nearby West Gloucester was discontinued during a round of budget cuts, leaving Harbor as the only station serving the area.
The station was never heavily used - an April 1983 count showed just 35 daily boardings. On November 16, 1984, a fire destroyed Beverly Draw, which connects Salem and Beverly Depot on the line. A shuttle train continued to operate from Rockport to Beverly until January 7, 1985, when it was replaced by bus service. The locomotives used were then trucked to Danvers so they could be repaired at the MBTA's main maintenance facility. When service was restored on December 1, 1985, Harbor station remained closed. West Gloucester, which had more room for parking, reopened instead.
Though a major commercial disappointment compared to America's six previous albums, the album did reach number 21 on the Billboard album chart. Three singles ("God of the Sun", "Don't Cry Baby" and the disco song "Slow Down") were released from the album but all failed to chart, although "God of the Sun" and "Now She's Gone" did get some airplay.
Despite the serene tone of the title and artwork, Harbor is more brooding and pessimistic than most of America's previous albums.
A law enforcement crackdown on Harbor area gangs exposed a vast criminal web stretching well beyond Los Angeles, with illegal drugs and guns being trafficked statewide, authorities announced Monday ... But for months, authorities have been focused on quelling gang activity in the ...
28, after authorities served seven search warrants in the HarborArea and, they say, resulted in 10 arrests, along with the recovery of 14 firearms — including two ghost guns and one short-barreled rifle — and two stolen vehicles and the seizure of approximately $4,000.
The suspects were allegedly operating a statewide narcotics and firearm trafficking network throughout California, authorities say ... “OperationSafeHarbor sends a strong message to organized criminal enterprises across California that you cannot stand up to the power of good law enforcement work,” said Attorney General Rob Bonta.
The mother of a 1-year-old boy and a second suspect were arrested on suspicion of murder in Sugarloaf after a child with severe burns was found unresponsive and died Sunday, authorities said ... Authorities ... 27 arrests, 10 in the HarborArea, tied to Mexican cartel, authorities say.
If you hear a screeching alert go off on your cellphone – and everyone else’s cellphone – this Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11.20 a.m. or soon after, don’t panic ... How does this impact me? ... No action is needed.” ... Pacific Time, FEMA said ... This is only a test ... On the morning of Jan ... 27 arrests, 10 in the HarborArea, tied to Mexican cartel, authorities say ... Judge ... .
The controversial SC decision grants Harbour Center the authority to manage, develop, and operate the piers and wharves within the former US facility. Moreover, as per the JVA, HarborCenter is designated as the sole cargo handler for all goods within the Subic FreeportZone, in other words, a monopoly.
In an ongoing effort to combat prescription opioid misuse and prevent overdose deaths, Friday Harbor Drug is partnering with the Washington StateHealth CareAuthority on its “Lock Up Your Meds” program to increase the number of community members safely locking up their prescription opioid medications.
He urged UK authorities to take action against the culprits and the instigators of the incident ... India-Canada diplomatic ties hit rock bottom over separatist Sikh leader’s killing ... New Delhi has also urged Ottawa authorities to launch a crackdown and arrest “terrorists” harbored in the country, a reference to Sikh separatists ... www.presstv.ir ... ....
(India-Road Accident). - - - - ... (Macao-National Day) ... Helicopters carrying the national and HKSAR flags flew over VictoriaHarbor in celebration ... PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian authorities had arrested 14,722 drug-related suspects, including 331 foreigners, during the first nine months of 2023, the country's Anti-Drug Department said in a report on Sunday.