At its most rudimentary, a landing is simply any convenient, safe place to come ashore on a river, lake, or ocean. As such useful places were developed, the word also came to incorporate the proximate docking and staging areas for cargo or passengers. From the town of Landing, New Jersey, near the southern end of Lake Hopatcong, to Jim Cullum’s Landing, a jazz club on the San Antonio River, landings are associated with good facilities and transfer areas on bodies of water. Because they were naturally strategic sites, landings established for commercial water trafﬁc sometimes grew into full-ﬂedged communities. An example is Moss Landing in California, a town that once ﬂourished as a whaling station and survives as a small ﬁshing community on Monterey Bay. Today, new landings are being proposed for sites along the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers as one tool to help reclaim the rivers and the riverfronts of the old steel communities of southwestern Pennsylvania. In the lexicon of marine ﬁsheries, landing is the word for catches of ﬁsh brought ashore, in aggregate. Finally, landing is also a logging term, referring to the ﬂattened-out place on a mountain where loggers pile recently cut trees until they are ready for transport to a sawmill.