Drawing of the Sussita/Hippos harbor. The longest jetty extended nearly 600 feet, first toward the west into the Sea of Galilee, then curved south before twisting sharply west again at its farthest end. The second jetty was about 130 feet long. The two jetties and the sandy soil of the shore created a closed basin protected from wind-driven waves. A third jetty, jutting north from the far end of the long jetty, allowed passengers to disembark and saved them from a tedious wait while their boat passed through the narrow harbor entrance.