Rivermaster Poundinch
Type River sailor
Employed by Various
Notable examples Patefract
Appearances Foundling
Economous Musgrove
Mentioned Lamplighter

A bargeman is a sailor who operates on the rivers and waterways and to an extent, inshore bodies of water such as the Grume. They are distinguished from vinegaroons, who crew the rams and cargoes that ply the vinegar seas. Bargemen are regarded as lesser sailors by their seagoing counterparts and strongly resent being looked down upon. To them, they do their jobs well enough, which is to crew their vessels, no matter what water they be in. Regardless, the master of a rivergoing vessel, the rivermaster, is ranked lower than a captain, who needs to have sailed the the vinegar seas to have earned that rank.

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