River Ports

Ports along rivers which are not accesible to seagoing ships.

Connected Sites

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Bamberg On the Main
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape Morwellham Quay: a historic river port in Devon, England that developed to support the local mines (wiki)
Danube Limes Many of the forts along the Danube had river ports for the Roman fleet. Enns (ID No 14) had a "port of the Danube flotilla". In Vienna (Vindobona, ID No 30), there "has been evidence of a port from Late Antiquity, directly towards the north of the fortress. As early as the Roman Imperial Period, a naval base in Vindobona for parts of the classis Pannonica has to be assumed, due to the strategically important position at the Danube." (Nomination file, p. 78, 156) In the 4th century, the headquarters of the commander of the Danube fleet (Classis Histrica) was moved from Carnuntum to Vindobona.
Fray Bentos At the Uruguay River
Lower German Limes "The irregularly shaped fort of Köln-Alteburg has been identified as the main base of the Roman fleet on the Rhine (...). As the fort is located on the river terrace, c. 8 m above the water level of the Rhine, the harbour installations must have been located along the river channel, but so far no remains of it have been attested." (Nomination file, p. 54)
Santa Cruz de Mompox "The existence of Mompox as an intermediate river port on the main route from the port of Cartagena to the inter ior of New Granada provided the physical background for important cultural influences. " (AB)
Seville Seville became a merely fluvial Port around the 18th century when the Guadalquivir river became too shallow for ocean crossing ships. The history of Seville IS tightly linked with its history as a Port as made explicit by the archivo de indias which is part of the nomination.
Tlacotalpan "Tlacotalpan is a river port close to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, only accessible by means of the Papaloapan river ..... It became the port for the products of Oaxaca and Puebla destined for Veracruz and beyond to New Orleans, Havana, and Bordeaux. By 1855 its fleet had grown to eighteen steam-ships and one large sailing ship, used to transport timber, tobacco, cotton, grain, sugar, brandy, leather, salt meat, crocodiles, heron feathers, furniture, and soap." (AB)
Torun As a Hansa town it can be compared with, in particular, Visby and Tallinn .... It differs from them primarily in terms of its site, as a river port rather than a sea-port. (AB ev)

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