A view of the city of Algiers, Algeria in 1812.

Algiers in 1812

A view of the city of Algiers, Algeria in 1812.

Boarding the ship.

Boat trip

Boarding the ship.

Boarding the ship.

Boat trip

Boarding the ship.

Checking tickets.

Boat trip

Checking tickets.

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent or control entry, or exit or they may be merely decorative.

Wooden Locking Gate

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent…

Havana Harbor is the port of Havana, the capital of Cuba, and it is the main port in Cuba.

Havana Harbor

Havana Harbor is the port of Havana, the capital of Cuba, and it is the main port in Cuba.

This painting by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain was sketched while wandering out at sea. After many days being lost, the vessal had finally reached Italy. The painting is of the arrival at their destination.

The Landing of Aenas

This painting by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain was sketched while wandering out at sea. After many days being…

View in a New England shipyard.

New England Shipyard

View in a New England shipyard.

A view of the New York City hall and docks in 1679.

New York City Hall and Docks in 1679

A view of the New York City hall and docks in 1679.

The New York Harbor in colonial days.

New York Harbor in Colonial Days

The New York Harbor in colonial days.

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.

The Port of Buffalo in 1813

A drawing of the port of Buffalo, New York in 1813.

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.

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.…