"Conrad used it for his story Falk"
Joseph Conrad
Public DomainJoseph Conrad - Credit: George Charles Beresford

Joseph Conrad's novels and stories frequently drew on his own sea adventures. He had sailed down the coast of Venezuela; travelled from England to Java; ventured into the Congo; and made a record-breaking trip from Sunderland to Adelaide, Australia in 64 days. Falk appeared in the collection Typhoon and Other Stories (1903).