I thought wget is solely good for downloading stuff when you ssh to your server, it can also be used to access FTP account and recursively pull everything over!
wget -r -l 100 ftp://login:firstname.lastname@example.org/public_html
-r for recursive
-l 100 for 100 level of depth, wget has a default depth of 5 levels only
I learned about this from this site, but he didn't mentioned about depth. I have to redo the whole process and my client had to wait longer.
Hope you find this useful.