Ellesmere Port /ˈɛlzmɪərpɔrt/ is a large industrial town and port in Cheshire, England. It is situated South of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, and to the north of the city of Chester. The town had a population of 64,100 as of the 2001 Census.
The town is primarily industrial, being dominated by an oil refinery at Stanlow and a former ICI chemical works. The town is also home to the Vauxhall Motors car factory, where the Astra range of cars is produced. There are a number of tourist attractions: the National Waterways Museum, the Blue Planet Aquarium and the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet which is owned by McArthurGlen Group.
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Famous quotes containing the word port:
“O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weatherd every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)