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Moves, etc. From anchorage or city up Cooper River.
$8.00 Down Cooper River to city or anchorage.
8. 00 From anchorage or city up Ashley River
8. 00 Down Ashley River to anchorage or city.
8. 00 From city to quarantine or roads
4. 00 From quarantine or roads to city
4. 00 Docking when requested.
4. 00 Streaming when requested.
4. 00 Detention per day -
4. 00 All American barges and vessels in coastwise trade and under enrollment, in tow, under 6 feet, exempt.
All American barges and vessels in coastwise trade and under enrollment, 10 feet or under, will be allowed one-half pilotage. Pilots carried off shall receive maintenance and accommodation of Masters, four dollars per day absence from port, and expenses back to port.
If vessels has laid sixteen hours outside of the bar and proceeds, shall give maintenance and expenses back to port.
THE ANCHORAGE GROUNDS.
I. GENERAL ANCHORAGE.
The anchorage grounds shall include all the navigable portions of that harbor, and the portions of Cooper, Ashley, and Wando Rivers adjacent thereto, except the following:
Areas of prohibited anchorage. (a) That portion of Cooper River which is bounded on the north by a true east and west line through the North Customhouse Wharf, on the east by Shutes Folly Island, on the south by a true east and west line through the south shore of Shutes Folly Island, and on the west by the water front of Charleston.
(b) A ship channel between the jetties and the Navy Yard 600 feet wide (or as much wider as an improved channel may hereafter be dredged), following the established ranges and usual courses and passing east of Drum Island. Between the North Customhouse Wharf and the Charleston Dry Dock & Machine Co.'s dock, this shall include all the area between the eastern limit of said channel and the eastern water front of Charleston.
(c) A ship channel 600 feet wide from the vicinity of the Charleston Dry Dock & Machine Co.'s dock north through Town Creek Channel, following the established ranges and usual courses and connecting at both ends with the main channel.
(d) A ship channel in Ashley River from its mouth to Standard Wharf, 200 feet wide, following the established ranges and usual courses, and widened at the eastern end to connect with the main channel in Cooper River.
(e) The commonly used channel in Wando River, with width of 200 feet.
(f) A channel 200 feet wide in Hog Island Channel from Cooper River to the Mount Pleasant ferry terminal, having its northern limit along the line of lighted beacons in Hog Island Channel.
(9) An area 1,200 feet wide extending from Ripley Shoal Light toward the head of the Seaboard Air Line Wharf (foot of Hasell Street) to its junction with the prohibited area described in (a) above.
(h) An area 1,200 feet wide extending from Ripley Shoal Light to Fort Sumter Light, with its axis connecting those structures.
(i) An area 1,200 feet wide extending from Fort Sumter Light to Old Fort Moultrie, with its axis connecting the centers of those structures.
II. ANCHORAGE FOR EXPLOSIVES.
Vessels carrying gunpowder or other explosives in bulk may anchor only in that section of the Wando River which lies on the west side of that river, between a point opposite the south end of Daniel Island and a point about one mile to the north: Provided, That vessels carrying high explosives in bulk? shall not
1 The term “high explosives in bulk" shall be construed to mean high explosives packed in boxes, barrels, or kegs, and not loaded in ammunition or shells. The standard definition of the term “high explosives will be that contained in paragraph 1503 of the regulations of the Interstate Commerce Commission for the transportation of explosives by rail, viz: “ High explosives are all explosives more powerful than ordinary black powder, except smokeless powder and fulminates. Their distinguishing characteristic
anchor within 400 yards of each other, but this provision is not intended to prohibit lighters from tying up alongside ships for the transfer of cargo.
RULES AND REGULATIONS.
1. Excepting in cases of great emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in the prohibited areas above mentioned and described.
2. Anchors must not be placed within the areas of prohibited anchorage, but vessels may be so anchored as to swing into these areas, provided that they are so placed, with reference to the customary winds, tides, and currents of the harbor, that they will so swing only during slack water.
3. Vessels must be anchored in such way as not to interfere with the free navigation of channels of the port, including Cooper, Ashley, and Wando Rivers, or to obstruct the approach to any pier or entrance to any slip, or to impede the movement of any ferryboat.
4. Except in cases of great emergency, no craft shall be so anchored that it can swing within 400 feet of any wharf or pier on the eastern water front of Charleston, S. C.
5. Except in cases of great emergency, no light vessel (vessel not laden) nor small craft shall be anchored in Cooper River north of an east and west line through the North Customhouse Wharf unless proper anchorage space is not available elsewhere in the harbor, including the connected rivers.
6. Dragging of anchors in or across the areas described above, under (a) to (i) inclusive, is prohibited.
7. Vessels which, through force of great emergency, are anchored contrary to the above rules shall be shifted to new berths in accordance with such rules at the earliest opportunity.
8. A vessel, upon notification from the Captain of the Port to shift its position on anchorage grounds or out of areas of prohibited anchorage, must get under way at once or signal for a tug, and must change position as directed with reasonable promptness.
9. Vessels carrying explosives shail be anchored only within the anchorage ground described above under the heading “Anchorage for Explosives," which may be used also by vessels carrying other classes of freight when proper anchorage space is not available elsewhere in the harbor, including the connected rivers.
10. Vessels carrying explosives shall be at all times in charge of competent persons, and must display by day a red flag, of at least 16 square feet, at the masthead, or at least 10 feet above the upper deck if the vessel has no mast; at night a red light shall be displayed in the same positions specified for the
is their susceptibility to detonation by a blasting cap. Examples of high explosives are the dynamites ( picric acid, picrates, chlorate powders, nitrate of ammonia powders, dry trinitrotoluol, dry nitrocellulose (guncotton), and fireworks that can be explod en masse. Unless they are loaded in the same vessels with articles enumerated in the rate quoted above, picric acid 10 per cent wet, and trinitrotoluol 10 per cent wet, and nitrocellulose (guncotton) 20 per cent wet will not be classified as high explosives. The term “high explosives in bulk" does not include such articles as benzol, toluol, smokeless powder, black powder, small-arms ammunition, ammunition for cannon with explosive projectiles, expxlosive projectiles or torpedoes, percussion fuses, time fuses, combination fues, tracer fuses, cordeau detonant, primers for cannon and small arms, blasting caps, detonating fuses, and fulminate of mercury in bulk. Blasting caps, detonating fuses, and fulminate of mercury in bulk will be considered as constituting a distinct class by themselves. The Act of Congress approved March 4, 1921, imposes certain restrictions upon the transportation of explosives by common carriars engaged in interstate or foreign commerce, and also provides that “ The Interstate Commerce Commission shall formulate regulations for the safe transportation within the limits of the jurisdiction of the United States of explosives and other dangerous articles, including inflammable liquids, inflammable solids, oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids, compressed gasses, and poisonous substances, which shall be binding upon all common carriers engaged in interstate or foreign commerce which transport explosives or other dangerous articles by land or water, and upon all shippers making shipments of explosives or other dangerous articles via any common carrier engaged in interstate or foreign commerce by land or water." Other vessels will be governed by the following rules : (a) Where blasting caps, detonating fuses, and fulminate of mercury in bulk are loaded on the same vessel with high explosives, they must be in a different compartment, the distance in a straight line from the compartment containing them to the explosives to be not less than 25 feet. (0) In transferring high explosives in bulk, blasting caps, detonating fuses, and fulminate of mercury from one vessel to another they must be handled by hand or regulation chute and mattress. If difference in elevation between vessels or condition of weather renders it impossible to transfer or load by hand or chute, mechanical hoists and a special crate or basket may be used. Explosives transferred in this manner must not be handled roughly. They must be hoisted and lowered carefully and only deposited or lowered on a mattress.
red flag. No smoking will be permitted on or near such vessels, and no persons under the influence of liquor will be allowed on board any vessel, barge, or scow carrying explosives, nor will they be allowed to approach such vessels.
11. Nothing in these rules and regulations shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of the law for obstructing navigation, or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, etc.
Rates of pilotage for the harbors and bars of Port Royal and St. Helena and
$18.00 183 feet. 7 feet.
21.00 19 feet 8 feet.
24.00 191 feet9 feet
27. 00 20 feet. 10 feet
31. 00 203 feet. 11 feet.
35. 00 21 feet 12 feet.
40. 00 211 feet 123 feet.
43. 50 22 feet. 13 feet.
47.00 223 feet 131 feet.
51. 00 23 feet. 14 feet.
55.00 231 feet. 143 feet.
60. 00 24 feet 15 feet
66. 00 941 fret. 15) feet
71. 00 25 feet. 16 feet
76.50 251 feet 163 feet.
feet. 17 feet.
89.00 263 feet. 173 feet
97.00 27 feet18 feet.
$112.00 120.00 128. 00 136.90 143.50 152. 50 161. 50 170.50 180.00 190. 50 201. 00 212. 00 223. 00 235.00 249.00 264, 00 280.00 297.00
HARBOR REGULATIONS FOR THE PORT OF SAVANNAH, GA. Every pilot, when he has brought any ship or vessel to anchor, is required to moor such ship or vessel, or to give proper directions for the mooring of the same,
and for her safe riding at such mooring. He shall also make known to the captain of such vessels the laws requiring lights on board.
It shall be the duty of every pilot to inform the masters of vessels of their duty to report to the Harbor Master's office within 24 hours after arrival at the city.
Pilots are directed to moor all vessels which stop at Five Fathom to lighten or discharge, as near the south shore as may be safe, that an open passage may be left to northward for vessels to pass and repass. No vessel shall discharge or load any of her cargo in the river opposite the city, except at the wharves. No anchor is allowed in the river when the vessel is made fast to the wharf.
All masters of vessels, as soon as they come to anchor shall rig in their jig-boom, spanker-boom and main-boom; and all vessels shall brace their lower and top sail yards on starboard braces, take in the boom-kins and davits, lay their sprit sail yards fore and aft, rig in their martingale, take in all boomirons, and cock-bill their anchors. These regulations must be observed while lying at the wharf, or at anchor in any part of the river. The master of any vessel, or his representatives, refusing to move his vessel, when ordered to do so by the Marbor Master or Deputy, the vessel shall be moved, if necessary, with tug or tugs, and proper crew employed, at expense of said vessel.
Master or consignee of any vessel wishing to move shall give the Harbor Master sufficient notice to enable him to give her a clean berth. The Harbor Master must be the judge of the time required.
Ne vessel shall be moved, after being placed at the wharf, without permission of the Harbor Master.
No vessel, other than regular packets, arriving at the city, shall be docked without permission from the Harbor Master.
All vessels, except regular packets, in ballast, waiting for freight, light, or occasionally taking in, discharging or retailing a cargo at any wharf, shall
give the inside berth to a loaded vessel that wants to discharge forth with; and every such vessel shall likewise give inside berth to a vessel that wants to take on her cargo immediately. Any vessel, except regular packets, taking in a cargo at any wharf, shall give the inside berth to a loaded vessel, if, at the time of application for such berth, there be no other vacant or equally suitable berth for such loaded vessel.
Every vessel hauling past or lying alongside and making 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 may be alongside of and shall likewise so place her moorings as to prevent injury to said vessel, and if discharging or taking in a cargo athwart another vessel's deck, she must also keep her plank or staging so fixed as not to cause injury.
Masters of vessels shall not permit ballast, rubbish or dirt of any kind to be thrown into the river or harbor. All ballast or coal shall be thrown ten feet back, clear of the heads of the wharves; a heavy sail or tarpaulin must be put between the vessel and the wharf, extending under and five feet on each side of the stage to prevent any from falling into the river. The sweepings from the deck, or ashes from the caboose or rubbish of any kind, must be put upon the wharf and carted away.
No vessel, while laying alongside the wharf or another vessel, shall be smoked for the purpose of destroying rats, but must first be hauled in the stream and kept constantly afloat so as to be easily removed in case of taking fire.
No tar, pitch or turpentine shall be boiled on any vessel's deck, or within 60 yards of any vessel or warehouse. Notice in all cases to be given to the Harbor Master.
No raft of timber or lumber shall be broken up in the front river below low-water mark, except that rafts of oak or cypress may be broken up on north side of river, in accordance with provisions of Ordinance passed in Council March 25, 1885. No raft shall be permitted to lie more than 48 hours afloat in the river, nor shall any stave, wood or shingle raft be landed at the heads of the wharves.
No vessel lying at any of the wharves on the Southern side of the river between Habersham's Mill and the eastern extremity of the city, shall be permitted to take on board any timber or lumber from rafts alongside, unless the owner or lessee of the wharf at which the vessel lies shall consent thereto, and procure the consent of the owner or lessee of the adjacent wharves, which consent shall be in writing and filed with Harbor Master. In cases where it would not be safe to remove empty vessels, the Mayor will give permission to load a few sticks of timber at wharf, said sticks to be secured by chains and dogs after the raft shall have been broken up.
No person shall encumber the wharves with Cotton, Coal, Bricks, Lumber, Stone, or other heavy articles, so as to prevent the use of said wharf to vessels wishing to load or discharge cargoes.
Not more than two vessels of one hundred tons or more register shall be allowed to lay alongside at any wharf in the city so long as there shall be another wharf vacant, or with only one vessel thereat, except under special permit from the Harbor Master, approved by the Mayor.
No vessel or boat laying alongside of any other vessel or wharf shall have a fire in the caboose, or any other place on or under deck of said vessel or bzoat, except in an iron caboose, and such caboose or other fire-place be well and safely covered and surrounded with a good and sufficient caboose house, hut or other covering or enclosure.
All vessels overlaying the city wharves and docks must pay proportional wharfage. No rafts shall be kept across or in them for the purpose of loading, except by permission.
No shingle or sand ballast, or rubbish of any description, shall be landed without permission of the Harbor Master.
Any vessel will be admitted to a berth or be allowed to change from one berth to another on application to the Harbor Master.
No Master, or other person having charge of any ship or vessel shall refuse or neglect to obey the directions of the Harbor Master, or his assistant, in any matters within his or their authority, or shall molest, resist or oppose the Harbor Master, or his assistant, in the execution of any of the duties of his or their office.
The master of any vessel laying at anchor in any part of the river at night, shall cause a good and sufficient light to be shown in some part of the rigging
of such vessel, at least 20 feet above her deck, which light shall be kept burning during all hours of the night.
Every vessel must always have on board a ship keeper, or other person capable to take charge of her.
In case of any dispute or difference of opinion arising between or amongst masters of vessels, or others concerned under the foregoing Harbor Regulations, the same should be settled by the arbitration of the Harbormaster, on the application to him of those interested.
That any person violating any of the regulations contained in the foregoing sections, upon conviction thereof in the Police Court shall be fined in a sum not exceeding One Hundred Dollars, or be imprisoned not more than Thirty Days, either or both, in the discretion of the Officer presiding in said court.
An Ordinance to lessen the danger from fire in the Port and the City of Savannah.
That hereafter it shall be the duty of every owner, agent, master, or captain of any vessel, boat, tug, or craft propelled in whole or in part by steam; or in which any steam engine or steam boiler is, or is used, immediately upon the arrival of such vessel at any wharf, dock, or pier within the port of Savannah, to cover all funnels and smokestacks securely with a first class spark arrester.
That it shall be the duty of every person owning or operating any steam locomotive, steam engine, donkey engine, or stationary engine on or about the wharves, docks, or piers of the City of Savannah, or on or about any yard or warehouse where any cotton or naval stores are stored in the City of Savannah, to cover the smokestack of each and every such steam locomotive, steam engine, donkey engine, or stationary engine securely with a first-class spark arrester.
That it shall be the duty of every owner, agent, master, or captain of any vessel, boat, tug, or craft, propelled in whole or in part by steam, immediately upon its arrival in this port, to couple its fire hose and have the same ready for immediate use at all times while in this port; provided, said vessel, boat, tug, or craft is loading or discharging a cargo of cotton or naval stores, and sufficient steam shall be kept up night and day on the donkey engine or on one of the main boilers to enable a full stream of water to be turned into any compartment of such boat, tug, vessel, or craft at any time; and in the event that such vessel, boat, tug, or craft shall not be provided with sufficient hose to reach each and every hatch of said vessel, boat, tug, or craft, then it shall be the duty of the owner, agent, master, or captain thereof to immediately supply said vessel, boat, tug, or craft with sufficient hose so to do.
That it shall be the duty of every agent, owner, master, or captain of any vessel, while loading or discharging a vessel in this port to protect or have protected all hatch combings, so that the cargo of cotton or naval stores so loaded or unloaded shall not come in contact with the combings.
That it shall be unlawful for any person to smoke any pipe, cigar, or cigarette on the deck or in the hold of any vessel while loading or unloading at this port.
That it shall be unlawful for any person to have, carry, take or use any light or lantern in the hold or holds of any vessel loading or unloading in this port, except such light be a closed and locked lantern.
That it shall not be lawful while any vessel is engaged in loading cotton or naval stores, or before her load is complete, in this port, for any person to paint in or about any part of said hold of said vessel.
That it shall be the duty of every master of any vessel while in this port, and while loading and unloading, to see that as soon as work is stopped for the day all hatches are put on and covered with tarpaulin.
That it shall be the duty of every master, captain, agent, or owner of every vessel of every sort and description, propelled in whole or in part by steam, while loading or unloading cotton or naval stores in this port, to place and keep at or near each hatch, a barrel filled with water, to be used only in case of fire, to which said barrel shall be attached two buckets, to be used only in case of fire.
That any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall, upon conviction before the police court of the City of Savannah, be subject to a fine not to exceed One hundred dollars and imprisonment not to exceed thirty days, either or both, in the discretion of the court.
All persons engaged in lightering, or otherwise transporting cotton, hay, straw, or other infiammable merchandise (naval stores excepted) on the Sanannah River, or other waters within the limits over which the said Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah have jurisdiction be, and they are hereby