a line of jetties

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It was in a modern wooden building looking over a small marina, where small motor boats were tied to a line of jetties and the occasional grand yacht was moored.
Source: Thin Air by Ann Cleeves

What does a line of jetties refer to? Does it refer to an array of below structures?


jett: a wall or platform built out into the sea, a river, etc., where boats can be tied and wherepeople can get on and off boats

Thank you.
  • Uncle Jack

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    British English
    Shetland's tidal (only about 2 metres, but enough to swamp the jetty in the picture), so I expect Ann Cleeves means pontoons. Marinas in Britain usually have pontoons rather than jetties.
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