The Harbors and Wharfs ClipArt gallery offers 18 views of support facilities for shipping such as harbors, wharfs, and dry-docks.

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great Kanawha. Bellaire is a town situated on the Ohio River, three miles below Wheeling, Va. It is the eastern terminus of the Central Ohio Railroad, and the point for crossing the river connecting the Baltimore and Ohio with the above-named railroad. The place contained a population of fifteen hundred or two thousand inhabitants in 1861. Its importance was owing to its eligible position for the rapid concentration of troops. The sketch represents a fleet of boats lying in the river awaiting the quoata of troops and munitions for the prosecution of the war on the Great Kanawha. At this date, 1896, two weekly newspapers are published here. It has two banks, two churches, also manufactures of window-glass and flintware, nails, pig iron, galvanized ware and agricultural machines. The city is lighted with gas, and has waterworks and a street railway. Coal, limestone and fire-clay abound here. Population, about ten thousand." —Leslie, 1896

Bellaire

"Bellaire, O.- Steamboats conveying troops and munitions of war for the Federal forces on the Great…

"View at Beverly Dock. This view is taken from the Hudson River rail-road, looking north. The dock, covered with cord wood, is seen near the point on the left. It is at the termination of a marsh, near the point of a bold, rocky promontory, through which is a deep rock cutting for the road. The distant hills on the extreme left are on the west side of the Hudson; and through the gorge formed for the road may be seen the military edifices of West Point."—Lossing, 1851

Beverly Dock

"View at Beverly Dock. This view is taken from the Hudson River rail-road, looking north. The dock,…

"The harbor of Charleston, S. C.- Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island."— Frank Leslie, 1896

Charleston Harbor

"The harbor of Charleston, S. C.- Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island."— Frank Leslie, 1896

The space between two piers for ships; dry-dock for repairing vessels.

Dock

The space between two piers for ships; dry-dock for repairing vessels.

Docks with the loading and unloading of cargo.

Docks

Docks with the loading and unloading of cargo.

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

Savannah Docks

An illustration of goods being unloaded from a transport ship at the Savannah docks.

Dry docks are two kinds, the stationary dock and the floating dock. They are used in order to get at that part of the ships which is under water, in order to mend them.

Dry Dock

Dry docks are two kinds, the stationary dock and the floating dock. They are used in order to get at…

An illustration of a dry dock, a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform. Dry docks are used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats, and other water craft.

Dry Dock

An illustration of a dry dock, a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated…

A floating dock is a platform or ramp supported by pontoons. These are usually joined to the shore with a ramp that rests upon the dock on rollers, to adjust for the vertical movement of the dock. The dock is usually held in place by vertical poles embedded in the soil under the water or by anchored cables. Frequently used in marinas for small boats, this type of dock maintains a fixed vertical relationship to watercraft secured to it, independent of tidal, river, or lake elevation. It is less suited for larger craft as the docks cannot support large structures or cranes. In some regions of the world, a floating dock is called a pontoon.

Floating-dock

A floating dock is a platform or ramp supported by pontoons. These are usually joined to the shore with…

Sailboats docked at a harbor.

Harbor

Sailboats docked at a harbor.

A drawing of Honolulu from the harbor in the early 1900's.

A Bit of Honolulu, From the Harbor

A drawing of Honolulu from the harbor in the early 1900's.

View in a New England shipyard.

New England Shipyard

View in a New England shipyard.

Port Eads, Louisiana, is located at the southern tip of the Mississippi River, also known as South Pass in Plaquemines Parish. It is the southern most point in Louisiana.

Port Eads

Port Eads, Louisiana, is located at the southern tip of the Mississippi River, also known as South Pass…

An illustration of an entry port with ships in a town.

Port with Ships in Town

An illustration of an entry port with ships in a town.

An illustration of a ship chandlery. A ship chandler is a retail dealer in special supplies or equipment for ships.

Ship Chandlery

An illustration of a ship chandlery. A ship chandler is a retail dealer in special supplies or equipment…

An illustration of the ordinance dock located in the Brooklyn Shipyard. To the bottom right of the illustration notice the stacks of cannons and at the top right, parts of ships laid out on the ground.

Shipyard Dock

An illustration of the ordinance dock located in the Brooklyn Shipyard. To the bottom right of the illustration…

Brooklyn Navy Yard is an American shipyard, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) northeast of the Battery on the Brooklyn side of the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the East River across from Corlear's Hook in Manhattan. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 2. Bounded by Navy Street, Flushing and Clinton Avenues, it covered over 200 acres (0.81 km²) at the height of its production of U.S. Navy warships.

Brooklyn Shipyard

Brooklyn Navy Yard is an American shipyard, located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) northeast of the Battery on the…

St. Louis was a river city, and it therefore developed in response to its relationship to the river. Development, particularly economic development, clustered around the settlement’s Mississippi River bank on what was called "the levee" and is now called "the landing."

St. Louis Levee

St. Louis was a river city, and it therefore developed in response to its relationship to the river.…