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Port Arthur:see Thunder BayThunder Bay,
city (1991 pop. 113,946), SW Ont., Canada, on Thunder Bay inlet of Lake Superior. The city was created in 1970 by the amalgamation of the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur and two adjoining townships.
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Port Arthur:see LüshunLüshun
, formerly Port Arthur,
Jap. Ryojun, former city, SW Liaoning prov., China, at the tip of the Liaodong peninsula. It was formerly combined with Dailian (Dairen) into the joint municipality of Lüda; it now is an adminstrative unit of Dalian.
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Port Arthur,city (1990 pop. 58,724), Jefferson co., SE Tex., on Sabine Lake; inc. 1898. A deepwater port of entry on the Sabine-Neches Canal, it is an extensive oil port, with many large refineries, chemical plants, and oil rigs and ships. There is natural-gas processing, printing and publishing, and the manufacture of building materials and metal products. Agricultural products include rice, soybeans, and cattle. The Sabine region had already been visited and settled, and livestock and rice had been raised, before Arthur E. Stilwell decided (1894) to found a railroad terminus there. American financier and promoter John Warne GatesGates, John Warne,
1855–1911, American financier and promoter, known as Bet-a-Million Gates, b. near Chicago. He discovered a market for wire fencing on the Western plains, began the manufacture of fencing in St.
..... Click the link for more information. (Bet-a-Million Gates) also contributed to the early growth of the city. A ship channel was completed in 1899. Port Arthur boomed after the discovery (1901) of oil at Spindletop. The city holds an annual event recognizing the oil industry.
a city in the southern USA, in Texas. Port on Sabine Lake, linked by canal with the Gulf of Mexico. Population, 57,000 (1970; 316,000 with the neighboring city of Beaumont and suburbs). Port Arthur is the center of an important oil and sulfur region. It has oil-refining, chemical, shipbuilding, and food-processing industries, as well as enterprises that manufacture equipment for the oil industry. Oil is exported.
a section of the city of Thunder Bay in Canada, which was formed in 1970 when the cities of Fort William and Port Arthur merged.