The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

The Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party, protesting the English tax on tea.

Buffalo Harbor, from the Breakwater.

Buffalo Harbor

Buffalo Harbor, from the Breakwater.

"Mooring anchors are those which are places in harbours, for the convenience of vessels frequenting them. A large buoy is attached to the end of the mooring cable, and the ship is made fast to a ring-bolt fitted on the buoy. Mooring anchors are not limited by considerations of weight, as other anchors are, he only requirements being that they have sufficient holding power, and do not project above the ground, as any projection in the shallow waters in which they are usually placed would render ships liable to injury from grounding on them, and be dangerous to fishing-nets." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Buoy Mooring Block

"Mooring anchors are those which are places in harbours, for the convenience of vessels frequenting…

"Mooring anchors are those which are places in harbours, for the convenience of vessels frequenting them. A large buoy is attached to the end of the mooring cable, and the ship is made fast to a ring-bolt fitted on the buoy. Mooring anchors are not limited by considerations of weight, as other anchors are, he only requirements being that they have sufficient holding power, and do not project above the ground, as any projection in the shallow waters in which they are usually placed would render ships liable to injury from grounding on them, and be dangerous to fishing-nets." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Cast-iron Mooring Anchor

"Mooring anchors are those which are places in harbours, for the convenience of vessels frequenting…

"Coal-gas was first used as a lighthouse illuminant at Salvore, near Trieste, in 1817. For many years it has been used in the harbour lights of Great Britain when in the neighborhood of gas-works. Mr. J. R. Wigham has designed a compound or crecus burner consisting of a group of twenty-eight vertical tubes, each carrying an ordinary double fish-tail burner, and the ignited gases issuing from all these jets unite into one large flame." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Coal-gas

"Coal-gas was first used as a lighthouse illuminant at Salvore, near Trieste, in 1817. For many years…

"Coal-gas was first used as a lighthouse illuminant at Salvore, near Trieste, in 1817. For many years it has been used in the harbour lights of Great Britain when in the neighborhood of gas-works. Mr. J. R. Wigham has designed a compound or crecus burner consisting of a group of twenty-eight vertical tubes, each carrying an ordinary double fish-tail burner, and the ignited gases issuing from all these jets unite into one large flame." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Coal-gas

"Coal-gas was first used as a lighthouse illuminant at Salvore, near Trieste, in 1817. For many years…

Departure of Christopher Columbus from Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain

Departure of Columbus from Spain

Departure of Christopher Columbus from Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain

"A machine used for clearing out or deepening the channels of rivers or harbors. Dredging-machines are variously constructed, the simplest being like the oyster-dredge described above, only having a perforated cowhide bag instead of the chain-net, and a stronger 'spoon' or iron mouth to the bag." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Dredge Machine

"A machine used for clearing out or deepening the channels of rivers or harbors. Dredging-machines are…

Sailboats docked at a harbor.

Harbor

Sailboats docked at a harbor.

A harbor from the era of the Roman Empire.

An Ancient Harbor

A harbor from the era of the Roman Empire.

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.

"'Liberty Enlightening the World,' a gift from the French Republic to the Greatest Republic. Height of Statue, 151 feet; of pedestal, 155 feet." -Foster, 1921

Statue of Liberty

"'Liberty Enlightening the World,' a gift from the French Republic to the Greatest Republic. Height…

"A tower or other elevated structure bearing a light at the top and erected at the entrance of a harbor or on some rock or headland to serve as a guide or warning of danger to navigators at night." -Foster, 1921

Lighthouse

"A tower or other elevated structure bearing a light at the top and erected at the entrance of a harbor…

Spanish seaport.

Malaga Harbor

Spanish seaport.

"Mushroom anchors, first proposed for ships, are now only used for moorings." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Mushroom Anchor

"Mushroom anchors, first proposed for ships, are now only used for moorings." — Encyclopedia Britanica,…

The waterfront and harbor in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

The waterfront and harbor in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Closely allied to the common seal is the marbled seal me with some of the European coasts.

Marbled Seal

Closely allied to the common seal is the marbled seal me with some of the European coasts.