What exactly is a wharf? There are many ways to define and describe a wharf. Here are a few examples:
- According to wikipedia, a wharf is a structure on the shore of a harbor or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers. Such a structure includes one or more berths (mooring locations), and may also include piers, warehouses, or other facilities necessary for handling the ships.
- According to dictionary.com, a wharf is a structure built on the shore of or projecting into a harbor, stream,etc., so that vessels may be moored alongside to load or unload or to lie at rest.
- According to the Shipping Yard Blog, a wharf is a man-made structure on a river or by the sea, which provides an area for ships to safely dock