Lynn has ranked high among English seaports from early times.
The coast of Sardinia contains few seaports, but a good proportion of these are excellent natural harbours.
It was one of the five seaports which remained Byzantine until the time of Pippin.
On the whole, however, France is inadequately provided with natural harbours; her long tract of coast washed by the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay has sqarcely three or four good seaports, and those on the southern shore of the Channel form a striking contrast to the spacious maritime inlets on theEnglish side.
The vintage season; and in 1905-1907 complaints were rnany,~ while the seaports were continually short o~ trucks.