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Humber,

navigable estuary of the Trent and Ouse rivers, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 8 mi (1.6–12.9 km) wide, NE England, forming the boundary between between the East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull (N) and North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire (S). Spurn Head, with a lighthouse, is at the mouth of the Humber. The shores are generally low, and shoals obstruct shipping in parts. Encroachment of the sea has destroyed former ports, notably Ravenspur. In early English history the Humber was significant as a means of ingress. HullHull,
officially Kingston upon Hull,
city and unitary authority (2011 pop. 256,406), NE England, on the north shore of the Humber estuary at the influx of the small Hull River.
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 and Great GrimsbyGreat Grimsby
or Grimsby,
city (1991 pop. 139,877), North East Lincolnshire, E central England, at the mouth of the Humber River. It is one of the largest fishing ports in the world.
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 are chief cities and major fishing ports. The Humber BridgeHumber Bridge,
vehicular suspension bridge across the Humber estuary, E England. Completed in 1981, it links Kingston upon Hull (see Hull) with the estuary's southern shore.
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, linking Hull with the estuary's southern shore, opened in 1981.

Humber,

river, c.75 mi (120 km) long, rising in the Long Range Mts., W Newfoundland, N.L., Canada, and flowing SE then SW, through Deer Lake, to the Bay of Islands at Corner Brook.

Humber

 

an estuary on the eastern coast of Great Britain. The Humber constitutes the outlet into the North Sea for the Ouse (Yorkshire Ouse) and Trent rivers. It is 59 km long and up to 13 km wide. The tide range is 5.8 m at the estuary’s head and 6.5 at its mouth. The estuary is accessible to ships with a draft of up to 4.8 m. The Ports of Hull and Grimsby are situated on the Humber.

Humber

an estuary in NE England, into which flow the Rivers Ouse and Trent: flows east into the North Sea; navigable for large ocean-going ships as far as Hull; crossed by the Humber Bridge (1981), a single-span suspension bridge with a main span of 1410 m (4626 ft.). Length: 64 km (40 miles)
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Post-mortem examinations on Ryan's body, which was pulled from the River Humber, proved inconclusive, but detectives said there were no signs of physical violence.
THE family of a boy whose body was found in the River Humber has paid tribute to him as police continue to search for his mother.
A mother who disappeared with her son a week ago has been urged to contact the police after the 12-year-old's body was found in the River Humber.
A SECOND 'Free Willy' rescue bid ended in tragedy yesterday as a 30ft sperm whale died in the River Humber.
The 30-ft sperm whale became trapped on a mudbank a mile from shore in the River Humber - in just four feet of water.
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Killingholme A was commissioned in 1994 and is located in North Lincolnshire on the south bank of the River Humber, five kilometers northwest of Immingham Docks.