A permanently anchored vessel performing the functions of a lighthouse, typically in a location where construction of the latter is impractical. These have largely been replaced by buoys or, as construction techniques have improved, actual lighthouses.

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AFT

Back of the vessel.

ASTERN

A backward movement of a vessel

ATHWARTSHIP

Across the ship, at right angles to the fore-and-aft centerline

UPBOUND

A vessel traveling upstream.

BEAM

The width of a ship. Also called breadth.

BREADTH

The width of a ship.

AFFREIGHTMENT

A hiring of a vessel

CATAMARAN

A double hulled vessel

COLLIER

Vessel used for transporting coal.

COMBI

Vessel designed for a combination of passengers, and different types of cargo.

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