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maritime transport
Structures and installations required to transport passengers and cargo by ship.

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Site for refueling and repairing ships, loading and unloading cargo and embarking and disembarking passengers.

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examples of sails
Sails: sections of durable fabric that are sewn together and mounted on a mast; they create a surface that causes a boat to move when the wind blows against it.

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examples of rigs
Rigs: various combinations of sails that distinguish one sailboat from another.

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life-saving equipment
Instruments and equipment for signaling a boat’s presence and for saving people from drowning.

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canal lock
Structure with a lock-chamber that can be filled with water or emptied to raise or lower a ship from one water level to another.

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ancient ships
Over the course of history, navigation has played a key role in discovering new lands and in developing trade between peoples.

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traditional ships
Boats characteristic of various parts of the world for a number of generations; they are used as a means of transportation, for fishing, commerce and exploration.

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four-masted bark
Sailboat with four masts and square sails except for the jiggermast, which carries a gaff sail.

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examples of boats and ships
Boats and ships: floating structures for underwater exploration and transporting passengers and cargo across water.

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Usually steel part that is attached to a chain or cable; it hooks onto the bottom of a body of water to keep the boat from moving.

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navigation devices
Examples of instruments that are used on a ship to determine its position and to chart and stay a course.

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maritime signals
Beacons and devices located on the sea, coasts and waterways that emit light, sound and radio waves to aid navigation.

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maritime buoyage system
Buoys, beacons and lights located along coasts and waterways to guide ships and boats.