Mooring (watercraft)

Mooring (watercraft)

A Mooring refers to any permanent structure to which a vessel may be secured. Examples include quays, a wharfs, jetties, piers, anchor buoys, and mooring buoys. A ship is secured to a mooring to forestall free movement of the ship on the water. An anchor mooring fixes a vessel's position relative to a point on the bottom of a waterway without connecting the vessel to shore. As a verb, mooring refers to the act of attaching a vessel to a mooring.

The term probably stems from the Dutch verb meren (to moor), which has been used in English since the end of the 15th century.

Read more about Mooring (watercraft):  Permanent Anchor Mooring, Mooring To A Shore Fixture, Mooring Line Materials

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Famous quotes containing the word mooring:

    I’m mooring my rowboat
    at the dock of the island called God.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)