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shall order him to haul to some other berth, or into the stream; and should the Captain or person in charge refuse to obey the orders of the Harbor Master, then the Harbor Master shall himself move the vessel at the owner's expense, by use of steam tug, if necessary, and shall be entitled to the usual fee, to be recovered from the owners of the offending vessel.

The Harbor Master shall determine also how far and in what instances it is the duty of Masters and others having charge of ships and vessels, to accommodate each other in their respective berths and situations.

The Harbor Master shall supervise the anchorage or mooring of vessels at this port, so as to prevent confusion and collision; and shall designate the wharves at which they may discharge their passengers and cargoes; and require their removal from the wharves when not thus engaged, so as to make room for other vessels.

All differences between the Masters of vessels moored at the same wharf or in adjacent docks, and of vessels in the stream, with respect to the location and space occupied by their respective vessels, or the interfering with each other at their moorings, shall be referred to, adjusted and settled by the Harbor Master upon proper representation thereof.

No vessel shall anchor in the river, or extend her fasts só as to interrupt the navigation of said river, or the passage of the ferry boats to and from the usual place of landing on either side of the river, under the penalty of Fifty Dollars for each and every offence shall continue, after notice from the Harbor Master.

No vessel shall extend her hull, bowsprit, yards, rigging or fasts so as to interrupt the passage into or out of the public docks, under the penalty of Five Dollars for each and every hour said offence shall continue, after notice from the Harbor Master.

No Master or Commander of a vessel shall disobey or neglect such orders and directions as may be given by the Harbor Master, in times of gales of wind, relating to the safety of vessels in the harbor, under the penalty of One Hundred Dollars for each and every offence, to be paid by the Master or Commander of said vessel.

No vessel, flat or barge, having on board grain, fish-scrap, or articles evidently in a state of putrefaction, or offensive shall haul to or lay at any wharf, but shall anchor in the lower anchorage basin, opposite Kidder's Mill, until the order of the Board shall be known, under the penalty of One Hundred Dollars for each and every hour said offence shall continue after notice from the Harbor Master. Nor shall any vessel discharge offensive bilge water within the limits of the city of Wilmington, under a penalty of Fifty Dollars.

Should any hulk, raft, flat or other obstructive substance become sunken, from any cause, in the river, the same shall be immediately removed, under a penalty of Five Dollars for each and every day such nuisance shall remain, after notice from the Harbor Master, to be paid by the parties interested or concerned; and in case exertions are not immediately made for the removal aforesaid, the Commissioners may exercise their discretion of using other means of abating the nuisance, even to the confiscation or condemnation of such obstructions.

The Harbor Master shall have power to regulate all fires which are burning or kindled on rafts, decks of flat boats, or lighters, and any owner or agent of the owner, refusing to obey the orders of the Harbor Master, shall be liable to a fine of Fifty Dollars for every violation.

Any person encumbering private or public docks, or wharves, with logs, boats, dilapidated hulks, or other trash or nuisance, shall forfeit and pay a fine of Five Dollars, if not removed immediately upon notice from the Harbor Master, and Five Dollars for every additional day the nuisance remains. And when the owner cannot conveniently be found, the Harbor Master shall take the most speedy method to clear the dock, or wharf. This order applies particularly to those who use the public docks for fastening or mooring row boats, launches, and the like, for more than three hours at a time, and to those who use the public docks for landing drift wood, etc.

All flats, lighters or other boats or vessels, employed within the limits of the City of Wilmington, propelled wholly or in part by gigs or poles, are hereby prohibited from using upon the ends of said gigs or poles, iron or other metal points so sharpened as to make indentation into wood. And in case of any vessel, steamer or package of goods, receiving damage from the use of such gigs

or poles, the owners or agent of the owners of the offending flat or lighter, shall be liable for the full amount of damage arising therefrom. And any person or persons employed as crew of said flat or lighter, who shall violate this ordinance, shall be fined not less than Five Dollars for each and every offence.

Any person casting loose or adrift, any vessel, any flat, raft or raft of turpetine, or any boat or vessel, without the consent of the Harbor Master, had and obtained, shall be punished by a fine of Ten Dollars for each and every offence. One-half of the said fine shall, when collected, be paid to the person or persons giving information to the Harbor Master.

Any Master or other person having charge of any vessel, flat or raft, who shall refuse or neglect to obey the directions of the Harbor Master in any matters within his authority, or shall molest, resist or oppose the Harbor Master in the execution of any of the duties of his office, such Master or other person, having charge of any vessels, flat or raft, or any person whatsoever, shall upon conviction, of every such offence, forfeit any pay a sum not exceeding One Hundred Dollars.

Every ship, vessel or steamer lying in one of the docks or moored to a wharf should keep a light burning on board thereof, from dark until daylight; said light to be suspended conspicuously midships, fifteen feet above the deck of the vessel. The Master, owner or other person having charge of any ship, vessel or steamer, making default herein, may be liable to a penalty of Five Dollars for every offence.

If any person shall hinder, delay, obstruct or in any manner wilfully interfere with the Harbor Master of Wilmington in the discharge of his duty, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be fined not more than Fifty Dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days. Vessels under way in the harbor shall not exceed a speed of six miles an hour from Redcross to foot of Nunn Street.

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1. Every pilot, before leaving any vessel which he shall have brought into port, shall furnish the Master or Commander thereof with a copy of the Port Regulations, for which he shall take a receipt.

2. And it shall be the duty of every Pilot bringing a vessel into this port as aforesaid, and before leaving her, to furnish or cause to be furnished to the Master or Commander of such vessel his name in writing, and the name of the street, and number of his residence; and also the name and number of the pilot boat to which he is then attached. Penalty, twenty dollars for every neglect of this regulation.

3. It shall be the duty of every Pilot to inform the masters of vessels of their duty to report at the Harbor Master's office within twenty-four hours after their arrival at the city.

THE HARBOR-MASTER.

1. It shall be the duty of the Harbor-Master, in addition to such other duties as may be imposed on him from time to time, personally to see that all the regulations of this port looking to the safety and convenience of the vessels arriving, remaining and leaving the same, shall be properly observed and kept; to this end he is required from time to time, and as often as may be necessary, to inspect the wharves, docks and places of anchorage in this port, and observe the location of the vessels using the same.

2. His jurisdiction is concurrent over the Harbor of Charleston and its tributaries within the radius of 54 miles from southeast point of White Point Garden. He is required to keep the channel-way and track of steamers clear. It is his duty to berth vessels at appropriate wharves and in docks; and when called upon by the proprietor or occupant of any wharf or dock to change the berth of any vessel lying at such occupant's premises; it is made his duty to move such vessel to some other wharf, or to a safe anchorage in the stream. He is charged with the execution of any Police Regulations which may hereafter be adopted for the better government of the Harbor.

3. The Master or Consignee of any vessel wishing to move shall give the Harbor-Master sufficient notice to enable him to give her a clear berth. The Harbor-Master must be the judge of the time required.

4. The Harbor-Master may remove any vessel or vessels moored to the ends of the wharves, or on either side of a dock, or lying in any part of a dock, which may be necessary, in his opinion, to expedite and render more safe and convenient the entrance or departure of any other vessel or vessels hauling at the time in or out of the said dock.

5. The Harbor-Master shall cut the fast or fasts of any vessel, or cause the same to be cut or cast loose, when the Captain or person in charge of such vessel refuses or neglects to slack her fasts, and to remove his vessel for the proper accommodation of another vessel passing into or out of her berth; or who shall refuse to give up the inside berth, or to remove and moor his vessel in conformity with the foregoing regulations, or with the orders of the said Harbor-Master.

6. Whenever the Harbor-Master shall require the service of a tug to enforce an order for the removal of a vessel against the will of the Master, the charge of the tug for such service may be guaranteed to be paid by the Board; but it shall be the duty of the Harbor-Master to collect the costs, fines and fees for such removal from the offending vessel by warrant in the name of the Board. The Harbor-Master will see that due notice of this section is served on the masters of all vessels.

7. Vessels when not engaged in loading or discharging cargo, shall give place to such vessels as are ready to receive or deliver freights. And if the Captain or person in charge of any vessel refuse to move said vessel when notified by the owners or agents of the wharf at which she is lying, the Harbor-Master shall order him to haul to some other berth, or into the stream; and should the Captain or person in charge refuse to obey the orders of the Harbor-Master, then the Harbor-Master shall himself move the vessel at the owner's expense, by use of steam-tug, if necessary, and shall be entitled to a fee of $5.00, to be recovered from the owners of the offending vessel.

8. The Harbor-Master shall determine also how far and in what instances it is the duty of Masters and others having charge of ships and vessels, to accommodate each other in their respective berths and situations.

9. The Harbor-Master shall supervise the anchorage or mooring of vessels at this port, so as to prevent confus on and collision; and shall designate the wharves at which they may discharge their passengers and cargoes; and require their removal from the wharves when not thus engaged, so as to make room for other vessels.

10. All differences between the Masters of vessels moored at the same wharf or in adjacent docks, and of vessels in the stream, with respect to the location and space occupied by their respective vessels, or the interfering with each other at their moorings, shall be referred to, adjusted and settled by the Harbor-Master upon proper representation thereof.

GENERAL RULES.

1. No wharf shall be run out, made, altered, enlarged or extended beyond the prescribed limits. And no person, shall make, alter or extend any wharf without laying before the Board of Harbor Commissioners a plan in duplicate of said wharf, and obtaining the written approval of the Board to the same. One copy of the plan, when approved, shall be filed with the Secretary of the Board, and the other returned to the person presenting it. Before an application for permission to alter, extend or enlarge any wharf is considered by the Board of Harbor Commissioners, the owner or representative of said property shall give notice in the daily papers of Charleston, one week previously that such application is to be made. The notice to appear at least twice.

2. Any one offending against this section shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty dollars for every such offence, and shall moreover be fined in the sum of twenty dollars for every day such wharf or obstruction shall remain.

3. Whenever it becomes necessary to use a conveyance or to incur any expense in visiting localities with a view to defining lines for the construction of wharves or other improvements, such expense shall be borne by the parties making applications for permits, for whose benefits the lines are to be defined.

4. The Harbor-Master has full authority, and he is hereby required so to regulate the manner in which a vessel shall lie at any of the public wharves, that the facilities for discharging and receiving cargoes may be afforded as generally as may be practicable, and as will best promote the public interest. Any person having charge of any vessel who shall refuse or neglect to obey the HarborMaster in carrying out this section shall forfeit and pay a fine of $5 for each and every offence.

.6. No vessel, having gunpowder, dynamite or nitro-glycerine, or any other explosive substance on board shall approach any wharf nearer than 100 fathoms. Such vessels shall anchor out of the way of passing steamers, and shall keep a red flag flying in main rigging, while receiving or discharging powder. The handling of powder, dynamite, nitro-glycerine, or any other explosive substance to and from vessels in the harbor must be under the supervision of the Harbor Master, whose duty it is to see that every precaution against danger of ignition or explosion is adopted and rigidly observed.

7. Vessels must lie with their heads up the dock, and those in the first berth must haul far enough to bring their sterns past the end of the wharf, unless prevented from lying so by the form or situation of the wharf or dock, or by position of the other vessels near them.

8. Every vessel lying in a dock or at the end of a wharf must have her yards cock billed,” and bumkins taken in (if removable). Such of the anchors as might interfere with vessels hauling past, or while lying in their berths, to be taken on board, or so placed as to be out of the way.

9. No vessel shall take or keep such a position in or near any dock as to prevent other vessels from getting in or out of the same.

10. No vessel shall take or keep a berth at any wharf, or in a dock, contrary to the Harbor Master's directions, he being vested with full power and authority to regulate and fix the berths of all vessels.

11. Every Master or commander of a vessel, excepting regular lines or vessels trading within the limits of the State, is required by law to repair to the Harbor Master's office, within 24 hours after his arrival, and there report the name, tonnage and description of his vessel, the nation to which she belongs, and the name of the Pilot that brought her into port, and the number of his boat. And if any Master or commander of any such vessel shall neglect to repair to the Harbor Master's office, or refuse or neglect to deliver to the Harbor Master the said report within the time above limiteü, he shall for each and every offense pay to the use of the Harbor Commissioners a sum not exceeding fifty dollars.

12. No ballast, stone, dirt or rubbish shall be thrown from any vessel into the docks or stream. And every vessel landing or taking in hallast must use proper means to prevent any part of the same from falling into the dock. And all vessels landing ballast on a wharf must keep a clear passage-way alongside the vessel, and so place the ballast as to prevent it sliding into the dock.

The posts to which the vessels make fast must likewise be kept clear of ballast, or other obstructions.

13. Every vessel exceeding 25 tons register must always have on board a ship-keeper, or person capable of taking care of her.

14. No vessel shall be graved at any wharf, or in any of the docks where vessels load or discharge.

15. Every vessel hauling past, or lying alongside and made fast to another vessel, shall put out in a proper manner, good and sufficient fenders, and keep the same so placed as to prevent injury to the vessel she shall be alongside of; and shall likewise so place and keep her moorings as to prevent injury to the said vessel. And if discharging or taking in a cargo athwart another vessel's decks, she must also keep her plank or staging so fixed as not to cause injury.

16. That every ship, vessel or steamer lying in one of the docks or moored to a wharf must keep a light burning on board thereof, from dark until daylight; said light to be suspended conspicuously midships, fifteen feet above the deck of the vessel. The Master, owner or other person having charge of any ship,

vessel or steamer, making default herein, shall be liable to a penalty of Five Dollars for every offence.

17. The place for depositing ballast to be discharged from vessels arriving from infected ports is at Quarantine Wharf.

18. The discharge into the Ashley River of phosphate washings is prohibited, and the washing water must be allowed to flow back to the river only after the contained sediment has had time to become reasonably well deposited. In Charleston Harbor, the deposit of material will be permitted only along the shore of Hog Island, in said harbor, and not more than one-quarter of a mile from said Island, or in Ashley River along the James Island shore, in water not more than 12 feet deep at the time of dumping. It is ordered that all such material be dumped thereon, and no where else. Every violation of this rule shall be subject to a penalty for each and every offense of not less than Fifty Dollars, nor more than One Hundred Dollars, to be recovered according to law of the Master or owner of the offending tug or vessel.

19. Should any hulk, raft, flat or other obstructive substance become sunken from any cause, in or near any dock or wharf, or within the harbor and its tributaries, where it might be of danger to navigation, the same shall be immediately removed, under a penalty of Five Dollars, for each and every day such nuisance shall remain, after notice from the Harbor-Master, to be paid by the parties interested or concerned; and in case exertions are not immediately made for the removal aforesaid, the commissioners may exercise their discretion of using other means of abating the nuisance, even to the confiscation or condemnation of such obstructions.

FEES OR TAXES.

1. For the purpose of meeting the expenses attendant upon the execution of the foregoing regulations and providing for the safety and proper accommodation of vessels at this port, the following tax or fee is imposed upon all vessels arriving here, and will be collected by the Harbor-Master upon their arrival in such manner as shall be most expeditious: COASTWISE: Steamships, monthly

$6.00 Barges and schooners, per trip

2. 00 Brigs, per trip---

2. 50 FOREIGN: Steamships, per trip-

12. 00 Barks, per trip-

6. 00 Brigs, per trip-

3. 00

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