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wharf

1. a platform of timber, stone, concrete, etc., built parallel to the waterfront at a harbour or navigable river for the docking, loading, and unloading of ships
2. the wharves NZ the working area of a dock
3. an obsolete word for shore

wharf

[′wȯrf]
(civil engineering)
A structure of open construction built parallel to the shoreline; used by vessels to receive and discharge passengers and cargo.
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Staithes and Runswick RNLI launched a rescue operation and recovered her body.
With the staithes steadily deteriorating after 2003 arson attacks, funding bodies including The Heritage Lottery, Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust, English Heritage and Gateshead Council supported a PS450,000 restoration programme save the Dunston treasure.
One of their favourite starters is the Staithes plate - soused mackerel, salted cod and smoked mackerel pate.
"I think the artwork looks great and I hope it highlights the staithes and encourages people to think about sustainability and what we do with our heritage structures," said Prof Weileder.
The staithes - on the River Tyne - were the product of a now-vanished way of life.
One of the aims of what is known as the Jetty Project is to raise the profile of the staithes, a scheduled monument, from which vast amounts of coal were loaded on to collier ships for export.
Staithes is packed with cottages and winding streets accessed by a steep bank down into the village which once boasted a large fishing fleet.
The staithes, which are a scheduled monument and a listed structure, played a crucial role in the transport of millions of tons of Tyneside coal, but has been hit over the years by a series of arson incidents, putting the structure at risk.
Earlier this week The Journal reported how the staithes will be the focus of an ambitious artwork next year led by Newcastle University Professor of Contemporary Sculpture Wolfgang Weileder.
Staithes Coastguard, along with other emergency services, including Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team and a Coastal Operations Officer were also involved.