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Long Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, c. 19th century, jutting into Boston Harbor
The Barbours Cut Terminal of the Port of Houston, USA. This cargo shipping terminal has a single large wharf with multiple berths.

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{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Such a structure includes one or more berths (mooring locations), and may also include piers, warehouses, or other facilities necessary for handling the ships.

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