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JETTY - ORIGIN

Thursday October 20th, 2011
JETTY - ORIGIN

Jetty refers to a variety of structures (usually made of timber but can also be built of stone or concrete depending on purpose) used in rivers, estuaries, lakes, docks and maritime works. They can be used for directing currents or accommodating vessels. Also known as wharfs they project out from the shore into deeper waters often to form a pathway at the end of which boats can be moored to enable easy boarding or transfer of goods and cargo.

The term jetty is derived from the French word’ jetée’ which means thrown or projected ie; something that has been thrown out into the water.
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