A natural or artificially improved stretch of water where vessels can anchor or secure to buoys or alongside wharves etc and obtain protection from sea and swell. The protection may be afforded by natural features or by artificial works. The place may be provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging cargo or passengers.
The Harbour Project is a Free Software effort to build a cross platform Clipper language compiler. The Harbour consists of the xBase language compiler and the runtime modules with different terminal layers and different databases .