Harwich


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Harwich

(hăr`ĭj), town (1991 pop. 17,245), Essex, E central England, on the estuary of the Stour and the Orwell rivers. An important port, Harwich imports foodstuffs, iron and steel, and machinery; it exports chemicals and automobiles. In wartime it has been a naval base. Harwich serves as a port for passenger ships to Denmark, Germany, and Holland. There is also container-ship service from Harwich to Zeebrugge, Belgium. The town's other industries are boatbuilding, fishing, light engineering, and cement manufacture. An ancient town, Harwich was known in the Middle Ages for its port and had an important shipbuilding industry in the 17th cent.

Harwich

a port in SE England, in NE Essex on the North Sea. Pop.: 20 130 (2001)
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I doubt whether the Harwich boat will be able to put off."
"Money will buy most things, nowadays, sir," he observed, "but if it isn't fit for our mail boat, it certainly isn't fit for anything else that can come into Harwich Harbour.
Flambeau had been missed at Harwich; and if he was in London at all, he might be anything from a tall tramp on Wimbledon Common to a tall toast-master at the Hotel Metropole.
It was his friend of the Harwich train, the stumpy little cure of Essex whom he had warned about his brown paper parcels.
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Mary Hastings BoiesAugust 22, 1917 - February 14, 2015WEST HARWICH - Mary Ruth Hastings Boies of West Harwich, died peacefully at Rosewood Manor in Harwich Center on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
In a siding by the old goods shed at Harwich Town railway station lie dozens of huge oak tree trunks.