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pierhead jump


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Joseph Conrad (1857—1924) master mariner and author

 

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An expression indicative of joining a ship at the last possible moment because of a sudden and unexpected appointment to it. Charles Powell, the central character in Joseph Conrad's novel Chance, entered into a new world of experience with a totally unexpected pierhead jump into the ship Ferndale.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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