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Harbor Quay
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View looking west at the relatively well-preserved line of hewn stones that were once part of the quay or breakwater of Troas.  The line runs from lower left up to the upper middle portion of the image.  The white breaking waves indicate the now­-underwater continuation of this quay/breakwater out into the Aegean Sea.  Note how it "hooks" to the right, protecting the entrance to the harbor.

To the left of the line of hewn stones note the numerous small stones that were evidently part of the superstructure of the quay.  The people in the image are walking approximately where the, now-silted-up entrance to the harbor was located.

It is very probable that Paul and his companions set sail for Samothrace/Neapolis (Europe) from this point (Acts 16:11).