Westport Bank and Trust Company
The Westport Bank and Trust Company is a historic commercial building at 87 Post Road East in Westport, Connecticut. It is a two-story Classical Revival brick building, designed by local architect Charles E. Cutler and built in 1924; the bank was founded in 1852 by Horace Staples, a prominent local businessman, was a longtime fixture in the local economy. The building is notable for its architecture, for a series of murals in its lobby, commissioned in the 1960s and executed by Robert L. Lambdin, an artist best known for his Depression-era work funded by the Works Progress Administration; the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 6, 2006. National Register of Historic Places listings in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Westport is a town located in Sand Creek Township, Decatur County, Indiana. The population was 1,379 at the 2010 census. A covered bridge, built in 1880, is located about 1.5 miles east of town. Westport was laid out in 1836; the Westpost post office was first spelled West Port. Westport is located at 39°10′34″N 85°34′27″W. According to the 2010 census, Westport has a total area of 1.333 square miles, of which 1.32 square miles is land and 0.013 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,379 people, 548 households, 369 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,044.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 653 housing units at an average density of 494.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population. There were 548 households of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.7% were non-families.
27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age in the town was 36.4 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 48.5% male and 51.5% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,515 people, 606 households, 426 families residing in the town; the population density was 1,142.7 people per square mile. There were 659 housing units at an average density of 497.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 99.21% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.20% from other races, 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population. There were 606 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.7% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00. In the town, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males. The median income for a household in the town was $37,500, the median income for a family was $47,826. Males had a median income of $31,890 versus $27,621 for females; the per capita income for the town was $18,298. About 6.5% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. Town of Westport, Indiana website
West Port, Malaysia
Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a multi-cargo port located on Pulau Indah, Port Klang, Malaysia, accessible by road via Pulau Indah Expressway, connecting to the KESAS Highway. On 1 October 2013, Pulau Indah was directly connected to the Malaysian Administrative Capital, Putrajaya via the South Klang Valley Expressway. Westports is a multi-cargo port which handles all types of cargoes in containers, break bulk, dry bulk, liquid bulk and other conventional cargoes. Located along the straits of Malacca, Westports has become the 18th busiest seaport in the world. During privatisation by the government of Malaysia in the early 1990s, Port Klang was subdivided into 3 terminals which are now known as Northport and Westports. Starting out as Kelang Multi Terminal Sdn Bhd in 1994, renamed as Westport Sdn Bhd since 1997 and now known as Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the seaport terminal have played a leading role in Malaysia's efforts to provide storage, cargo/freight handling and other port related facilities which add to Malaysia's importance as a link in the global maritime trade.
Located on the island of Pulau Indah, Westports have transformed the island's natural swamplands and sands into a multi-cargo seaport terminal. With the current quay length of 3.2 kilometers, which includes 5 container terminals, Westports are able to handle up to 7.5 million TEUs yearly, with the potential to expand to a further 4 container terminals which would give a total capacity of 15 million TEUs. Ruben Gnanalingam is the company's CEO. Container Container operations is the core business of Westports. Container Terminal Berth length 11 berths | 3200 meters Terminal capacity 280 acres out of total built up area of 1,350 acres | 7.2 million TEU capacity per yearCT 1 - 40 acres CT 2 - 60 acres CT 3 - 60 acres CT 4 - 60 acres CT 5 - 60 acres Equipments45 Quay Cranes 115 Rubber Tyred Gantrys 273 Prime Movers 25 Reach Stackers 1,236 Refrigerated Points 25,036 Total Ground Slots 2010 July Asia HRD Congress Award Official site
Battle of Westport
The Battle of Westport, sometimes referred to as the "Gettysburg of the West," was fought on October 23, 1864, in modern Kansas City, during the American Civil War. Union forces under Major General Samuel R. Curtis decisively defeated an outnumbered Confederate force under Major General Sterling Price; this engagement was the turning point of Price's Missouri Expedition, forcing his army to retreat. The battle ended the last major Confederate offensive west of the Mississippi River, for the remainder of the war the United States Army maintained solid control over most of Missouri; this battle was one of the largest to be fought west of the Mississippi River, with over 30,000 men engaged. Westport had established its place in history by the time Union and Confederate forces clashed there in 1864. John Calvin McCoy, known as the "Father of Kansas City", had laid out the town, pioneers traveling along the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails all passed through it on their way West. Westport replaced nearby Independence as the "jumping-off point" for the Westward trails, contributing to the growth of the town.
During the Civil War, nearby Kansas City served as headquarters for the Federal "District of the Border" and was garrisoned by a sizable contingent of Union troops. While its own municipal star was beginning to fade in favor of its northern neighbor, Westport was still of some importance in the region; as it turned out, the decision to fight here would be the result of a chain of events that had little to do with any strategic importance attached to the town itself. In September 1864, Sterling Price led his Army of Missouri into Missouri, with the hope of capturing the state for the South and turning the Northern people against Abraham Lincoln in the presidential election of 1864. Major General William S. Rosecrans, commanding the Federal Department of the Missouri, began assembling troops to repel the invasion. Rosecrans's cavalry under Major General Alfred Pleasonton set out in pursuit of Price's force, accompanied by a large detachment of infantry from the Army of the Tennessee under Andrew J. Smith.
After his defeat at the Battle of Ft. Davidson, Price realized that St. Louis was far too fortified for his rather small force, so he turned west to threaten Jefferson City. After light skirmishing there, Price again decided that this target was too fortified and moved further west toward Fort Leavenworth; as he marched on, disease and desertion coupled with battlefield losses to whittle Price's force down to 8,500 men. Major General Samuel R. Curtis, commander of the Federal Department of Kansas, now faced the threat of Price's army moving into his department after learning of Confederate movements from spies including Wild Bill Hickok. Curtis accordingly assembled his troops into a force. James G. Blunt was recalled from Indian campaigns to lead its 1st Division, composed of volunteer regiments and some Kansas militia. Curtis was only able to muster about 4,000 volunteers. Governor Carney suspected Curtis of attempting to draw the militia away from their voting districts, as election time was nearing.
Carney was unconcerned with Price's force far away in Missouri, felt it posed no threat to Kansas. However, once Price had turned west toward Jefferson City, Carney relented and Maj. Gen. George Dietzler took command of a division of Kansas Militia that now joined Curtis's Army of the Border. By order of Maj. Gen. Blunt the militia regiments of William H. M. Fishbeck, Brigadier General of Militia, were placed under the command of Charles W. Blair, Colonel of Volunteers. Since Kansas law stated that militia should be kept under the command of militia officers, Fishbeck disregarded Blunt's order. Blunt had Fishbeck held until he was released by order of Maj. Gen. Curtis. Upon release, Fishbeck resumed command of the Kansas Militia regiments, with orders to obey directives that came from Maj. Gen. Blunt; this rather cumbersome arrangement had Brig. Gen. Fishbeck in direct command of the militia units attached to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Col. Charles Blair in overall command of the brigade.
Howard N. Monnett describes the arrangement as a "brigade within a brigade". Blair and Fishbeck led the militia into action at Westport, in the subsequent pursuit of Price until Maj. Gen. Curtis ordered the militia to return home. General Curtis sent the bulk of his 1st Division under Gen. James Blunt to confront the Confederates at Lexington forty miles east of Kansas City, on October 19. Blunt was unable to stop Price, but did slow his progress and gathered information on the Confederate forces. Again, at the Little Blue River on October 21, Blunt was forced to retire — but not without slowing Price enough for a pursuing Federal cavalry division under Alfred Pleasonton to close the gap between himself and the Rebels. Additional fighting occurred the next day with Price emerging victorious yet again. Curtis was nearly sixty years old, age had taken a toll on his desire for combat. Blunt oversaw the construction of a defensive line south of the town along Brush Creek, perpendicular to the Kansas state line.
Price was aware of the forces to his front and rear, which together outnumbered him nearly three-to-one, so he determined to deal
Westport Plaza is a 42-acre, commercial development and entertainment center located in Maryland Heights, Missouri. Westport opened in 1973 and since has grown to over 700,000 square feet of office buildings and entertainment venues, hotels; the property was purchased jointly in 2007 by real estate company Golub & Co. and Boston-based Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. In 2012, Westport Plaza was purchased by Lodging Hospitality Management; the entertainment complex hosts many popular events over the year including the St. Louis Beer and Brat Festival, lunchtime concerts, "Parties at the Plaza" events, jazz concerts and Archon 34. Backstreet Jazz & Blues- Jazz club featuring live music at night. Bradford's Pub- English-style pub Drunken Fish- Sushi Lounge with live music and karaoke at night. Funny Bone- Popular St. Louis comedy club. Kobe Steakhouse- Japanese, Teppanyaki-style restaurant provides entertaining dining. Paul Mineo's Trattoria- Italian Restaurant Trainwreck Saloon- American style restaurant and bar, live music and dancing at night.
Westport Pizza Company- New York style pizza Westport has fast-food chains of Starbucks, McDonald's, St. Louis Bread Company The Playhouse at Westport- hosts plays and other live productions. Sheraton Westport Plaza Sheraton Lakeside Chalet Resort numerous other hotels surround the Westport property. Residence Inn Westport Plaza http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stlrw-residence-inn-st-louis-westport-plaza/ Studios of KTRS Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce Maryland Heights Convention and Visitors Bureau Westport is located on Westport Plaza Dr. with easy connections to Page Ave near the I-270 and Page Ave. interchange in Maryland Heights. Metro operates bus routes in the Westport Plaza area. Future plans to extend the Metrolink lightrail west from Clayton include a station at Westport. Westport Official Site Map: 38°42′06″N 90°26′50″W
CCGS Westport is a Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue vessel homeported in Westport, Nova Scotia. She is a Canadian Coast Guard Arun-class lifeboat, based on the United Kingdom 15.77 metres Arun-class motor life boat design. She entered service in 1997. Westport is staffed by a crew of four and allows rescued persons to survive one day before help arrives. Westport is one of 10 Arun class lifeboats operated by the Canadian Coast Guard: CCGS Sambro - one of two lifeboat operating out of Sambro, Nova Scotia. CCGS Clarks Harbour - same class of boat operating out of Port Hardy, British Columbia
Westport station (Metro-North)
The Westport station is a commuter rail stop on the Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line, located in Westport, Connecticut. It is located in the center of the Saugatuck section of town, a few miles south of downtown Westport, is one of two stations serving Westport; the station was named Westport & Saugatuck in timetables of the New Haven Railroad and the early years of its corporate successor, Penn Central. Westport is 44.2 miles from Grand Central Terminal and the average travel time from Grand Central is one hour, seven minutes, though this varies depending on run and time of day. The station has 1,126 of them owned by the state; the ticket office at this station was closed July 7, 2010 and tickets must be purchased from vending machines adjacent to the platforms. This station has two high-level side platforms, the northern platform 9 cars long, the southern one 10 cars long; the northern platform, adjacent to Track 3, is used by westbound trains. The southern platform, adjacent to Track 4, is used by eastbound trains.
The New Haven Line has four tracks at this location. The two inner tracks, not adjacent to either platform, are used only by express trains. A Stop at Willoughby: This Twilight Zone episode mentions Westport Station, calling it by its New Haven Railroad name of Westport & Saugatuck. Media related to Westport at Wikimedia Commons Metro-North Railroad - Westport List of upcoming train departure times and track assignments from MTA Bureau of Public Transportation of the Connecticut Department of Transportation, "Condition Inspection for the Westport Station" report dated December 2006 entrance from Google Maps Street View http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/documents/dpt/1_Station_Inspection_Summary_Report.pdf