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ANCHORAGE GROUNDS FOR SAN FRANCISCO BAY, CALIF., AND RULES

AND REGULATIONS RELATING THERETO

[Extracts from laws regulating the use of navigable waters]

OBSTRUCTION PROHIBITED

River and harbor act approved March 3, 1899:

“Sec. 10., That the creation of any obstruction not affirmatively authorized by Congress to the navigable capacity of any of the waters of the United States is hereby prohibited;

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"Sec. 12. That every person and every corporation that shall violate any of the provisions of sections nine, ten, and eleven of this act,

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“SEC. 15. That it shall not be lawful to tie up or anchor vessels or other craft in the navigable channels in such manner as to prevent or obstruct the passage of other vessels or craft; or to voluntarily or carelessly sink, or permit or cause to be sunk, vessels or other craft in navigable channels;

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“Sec. 16. That every person and every corporation that shall violate, or that shall knowingly aid, abet, authorize, or instigate a violation of the provisions of sections thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,500 nor less than $500, or by imprisonment (in the case of a natural person) for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court, one-half of said fine to be paid to the person or persons giving information which shall lead to conviction.

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INTERFERENCE WITH RANGE LIGHTS PROHIBITED

Act approved May 14, 1908:

“Sec. 6. That it shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct or interfere with any aid to navigation established or maintained in the Lighthouse Establishment under the Lighthouse Board, or to anchor any vessel in any of the navigable waters of the United States so as to obstruct or interfere with range lights maintained therein, and any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $500 for each offense, and each day during which such violation shall continue shall be considered as a new offense."

ESTABLISHMENT OF ANCHORAGE GROUNDS AUTHORIZED

River and harbor act approved March 4, 1915:

“SEC. 7. That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized, empowered, and directed to define and establish anchorage grounds for vessels in all harbors, rivers, bays, and other navigable waters of the United States whenever it is manifest to the said Secretary that the maritime

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or commercial interests of the United States require such anchorage grounds for safe navigation and the establishment of such anchorage grounds shall have been recommended by the Chief of Engineers, and to adopt suitable rules and regulations in relation thereto; and such rules and regulations shall be enforced by the Revenue Cutter Service under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided, That at ports or places where there is no revenue cutter available such rules and regulations may be enforced by the Chief of Engineers under the direction of the Secretary of War. In the event of the violation of any such rules and regulations by the owner, master, or person in charge of any vessel, such owner, master, or person in charge of such vessel shall be liable to a penalty of $100; and the said vessel may be holden for the payment of such penalty, and may be seized and proceeded against summarily by libel for the recovery of the same in any United States district court for the district within which such vessel may be, and in the name of the officer designated by the Secretary of War.

NOTE.—The Revenue Cutter Service is now included in the United States Coast Guard. (Act of January 28, 1915.) The officer of the Coast Guard Service charged with special duties in connection with the enforcement of these regulations under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury is designated “Captain of the port." Complaints arising under these regulations should be addressed to that officer. His office is at Room 419, Customhouse, San Francisco, Calif.

THE ANCHORAGE GROUNDS

(All azimuths are referred to a true meridian. See plate)

Under authority of the provisions of section 7 of the river and harbor act approved March 4, 1915, quoted above, the following anchorage grounds for vessels in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, Calif., are hereby defined and established, and the following rules and regulations relating thereto are adopted.

No. 1.—Temporary anchorage.—The area immediately north of the city of San Francisco, west of a line having a bearing of 161o true from Point Stuart Light and passing through the clock tower of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory on the northwest corner of Larkin and North Point Streets, San Francisco (this clock tower is easily visible from the water); southwest of a line having a bearing of 86° true from Point Bonita Light; southeast of a line having a bearing of 71° true from Fort Point Light; and east of a line due north and south true through the Presidio Shoal lighted buoy.

(For use of this anchorage see rules and regulations below.)

No. 2.-Small naval anchorage.—The triangular area immediately east of Sausalito; northwest of a line having a bearing of 236° true from Point Stuart Light to the outer end of a wharf on the Sausalito shore; and southwest of a line having a bearing of 303° true from Alcatraz Light to the north side of the North Shore Transportation Co.'s wharf at Sausalito.

(For use of this anchorage see rules and regulations below.)

No. 3.—General anchorage.-The portion of Richardson's Bay north of a line having a bearing of 260° true and running from the bell buoy off Peninsula Point to the interlocking switch tower of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad at Sausalito.

No. 4.-General anchorage. The area in Belvedere Cove, northwest of a line having a bearing of 20° true and running from the northerly dolphin of the Belvedere wharf at Belvedere to the outer end of Marin landing at Tiburon; and also so much of the small cove near the south end of the east shore of Belvedere Island as is not more than 100 feet from the end of the wharf now existing in that cove.

No. 5.—Quarantine anchorage.— The square area, 3,000 feet on a side, marked by the four yellow quarantine buoys east of California Point.

(For use of this anchorage see rules and regulations below.)

No. 6.-General anchorage.-The area on the west side of upper San Francisco Bay northwest of a line having a bearing of 5o true from Bluff Point and just touching the west side of Red Rock; southwest of a line having a bearing of 333° true from Point Simpton through the two easternmost quarantine buoys toward the outer end of the California and Hawaiian Sugar Refining Co.'s wharf at San Quentin; and south of a line having a bearing of 86° true and passing along the south face of the San Quentin prison building; excluding from said area, however, the quarantine anchorage No. 5 as above described.

No. 7.—General anchorage.—The area on the east side of the upper part of San Francisco Bay, south of the Point Orient wharf of the Standard Oil Co. near Point San Pablo; east of a line having a bearing of 170° true from the outer south corner of the said Point Orient wharf and passing through the red buoy on the north end of Southampton Shoal; and north of a line having a bearing of 94o true from the red buoy at the north end of Southampton Shoal to the north end of the warehouse of the Santa Fe Railroad Co. on the Point Richmond wharf.

No. 8.-General anchorage.--The area on the east side of San Francisco Bay in front of the city of Berkeley south of a line having a bearing of 279o true from Point Isabel and just touching the most northern point of Brooks Island; east of a line having a bearing of 162o true from the outer end of the Santa Fe pier at Point Richmond; northeast of a line having a bearing of 324° true from the outer ends of the ferry slips at the Key Route pier and north of a line having a bearing of 71° true from the northwest corner of Goat Island; excluding from this area explosives anchorage No. 14 and the forbidden anchorage partially surrounding it.

No. 9.-General anchorage.-The area northwestward of Goat Island inclosed within lines described as follows: North of a line having a bearing of 71° true from the northwest corner of Goat Island; southwest of a line having a bearing of 129° true from Point Blunt Light and tangent to the northeast corner of Goat Island; east of a line having a bearing of 2° 30' true from the tower of the Ferry Building at San Francisco to the west end of the warehouse on the municipal wharf at Point Richmond; east of a line having a bearing of 344° 30' true from the chimney of the pumping plant at Hunters Point dry dock (Point Avisadero) and tangent to the east side of Red Rock; and north of a line having a bearing of 238° true from the northwest corner of Goat Island to the northeast corner of the dock at Pier 11, San Francisco.

No. 10.-Main naval anchorage.-The area east of the city of San Francisco inclosed within lines described as follows: South of a line having a bearing of 268° true from the outer end of the south fender of the ferry slip at the end of the Alameda Mole and just touching the northeast corner of the dock at Pier 14, San Francisco; southeast of a line having a bearing of 63° true from the northeast corner of the dock at Pier 26 at San Francisco; east of a line having a bearing of 344° 30' true from the chimney of the pumping plant at Hunters Point dry dock (Point Avisadero) and just touching the east side of Red Rock (this line passes 1,200 feet away from the end of the dock at Pier 26, San Francisco); northwest of a line having a bearing of 243° true from the Oakland Harbor Light on the end of the Western Pacific pier on the north side of the entrance to the Oakland Inner Channel, and touching the southeast corner of the dock at Pier 46, San Francisco; and northwest of a line having a bearing of 219o true from the diaphone on the outer end of the south side of the Southern Pacific ferry slip at the Oakland Mole, and just tangent to the northwest face of the large gasometer tank of the gas works at Potrero Point, San Francisco.

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(For use of this anchorage see rules and regulations below.)

No. 11.—General anchorage.—The area on the south side of and contiguous to anchorage No. 10 just described, and inclosed within lines described as follows: Southeast of a line having a bearing of 243° true from the Oakland Harbor Light on the end of the Western Pacific pier on the north side of the entrance to the Oakland Inner Channel, and touching the southeast corner of the dock at Pier 46, San Francisco; east of a line having a bearing of 344° 30' true from the chimney of the pumping plant at the Hunters Point dry dock (Point Avisadero), and just touching the east side of Red Rock; and northwest of a line having a bearing of 219° true from the diaphone on the outer end of the south side of the Southern Pacific ferry slip at the Oakland Mole, and tangent to the northwest side of the large gasometer tank at the gas works at Potrero Point, San Francisco.

No. 12.-General anchorage.--The area in San Francisco Bay south of a line having a bearing of 268° true from the outer end of the south fender of the ferry slip at the end of the Alameda Mole and just touching the northeast corner of the dock at Pier 14, San Francisco; southeast of a line having a bearing of 219° 30' true from the Oakland Harbor Light on the end of the Western Pacific pier on the north side of the entrance to the Oakland Inner Channel, to the outer end of the north side of the Western Pacific ferry slip at the foot of Twenty-fifth Street, San Francisco; east of a line having a bearing of 344° 30' true from the chimney of the pumping plant at the Hunters Point Dry Dock (Point Avisadero) and just touching the east side of Red Rock; and northeast of a line having a bearing of 146° true and tangent to the west side of Mission Rock; excluding from this area, however, Explosives Anchorage No. 13, and Explosives Storage Anchorage No. 15 and the forbidden anchorages surrounding these two anchorage

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No. 13.-Explosives anchorage.-The circular area having a radius of 1,500 feet about a white buoy used to mark the location of this anchorage, the center of which bears 122° true from the tower of the Ferry Building at San Francisco and 19° true from the chimney of the pumping plant at Hunters Point Dry Dock (Point Avisadero).

(For use of this anchorage see rules and regulations below.)

The circular zone 1,500 feet wide surrounding this Explosives Anchorage No. 13 is forbidden anchorage and shall not be used by any vessels.

No. 14.--Explosives anchorage.-The circular area having a radius of 1,000 feet about a white buoy used to mark the location of this anchorage, the center of which bears 83° true from Alacatraz Island Lighthouse and 332° 30' true from the extreme bayward end of the Key Route pier.

(For use of this anchorage see Rules and Regulations below.)

The circular zone 1,500 feet wide partially surrounding this Explosives Anchorage No. 14 is forbidden anchorage and shall not be used by any vessels.

No. 15.-Explosives storage anchorage.--The area 3,000 feet square, whose center is marked by a white buoy and bears 124° 30' true from the chimney of the pumping plant at Hunters Point Dry Dock (Point Avisadero), and 198° true from the tank on the westerly extremity of Bay Farm Island, and whose sides are due north and south and east and west.

(For use of this anchorage see rules and regulations below.)

The square zone 1,500 feet wide surrounding this Explosives Storage Anchorage No. 15 is forbidden anchorage and shall not be used by any vessels.

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Except in cases of great emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, Calif., outside of the anchorages hereby defined and established, nor be made fast to the exterior end of any pier, nor to any vessel lying at the exterior end of any pier, or along any bulkhead in such manner as to obstruct or endanger the passage of any vessels to or from the adjacent wharf property, or impede the movements of any vessel entering or leaving adjacent slips.

2. Whenever in the opinion of the captain of the port such action may be necessary, that officer may require any or all vessels in any designated anchorage to moor with two or more anchors. Vessels using Anchorage No. 15 for the purpose of storage of explosives will be required to anchor with two or more anchors at all times.

3. Every vessel whose crew may be reduced to such number that it will not have sufficient men on board to weigh anchor at any time, shall be anchored with two anchors, with mooring swivel put on before the crew shall be reduced or released.

4. Anchors must not be placed outside the anchorage areas, nor shall any vessel be so anchored that any portion of the hull or rigging shall at any time extend outside the boundaries of the anchorage area.

5. Any vessel anchoring under circumstances of great emergency outside of the anchorage areas must be placed near the edge of the channel and in such position as not to interfere with the free navigation of the channel, nor obstruct the approach to any pier nor impede the movement of any boat, and shall move away immediately after the emergency ceases, or upon notification by the captain of the port.

6. The anchorages, as above described, will be used only for the purposes stated for each and under the following special limitations:

(a) Anchorage No. 1 is a temporary anchorage, reserved for the use of vessels entering port, while undergoing examination by quarantine, customs, or immigration authorities. Upon completion of these examinations, vessels shall promptly move out of this anchorage. No vessels other than those specified shall make use of this anchorage.

(6) Anchorage No. 2 is for the use of public vessels of the United States, but may be used by yachts when not required for use by public vessels, but all yachts'making use of this anchorage must be ready to move immediately upon notice, should the anchorage be required for public vessels. With the permission of the captain of the port, permanent yacht moorings may be placed within this anchorage, not more than 900 feet from the shore and not outside of the limiting lines of the anchorage.

(c) Anchorage No. 5 is reserved for vessels placed in quarantine under the direction of the United States Public Health and Marine Hospital Service, and will not be used by other vessels.

(d) Anchorage No. 10 is reserved for the use of vessels of the United States or foreign navies and for other public vessels of the United States; with the permission of the captain of the port this anchorage may be used temporarily by vessels other than public vessels but vessels availing themselves of this privilege, must hold themselves in readiness to shift berth immediately upon receiving notice to do so.

(e) Anchorage No. 13 is for the use of vessels loaded with, loading, or unloading, explosives, and this anchorage shall not be used by any other vessels. This provision is not intended to prohibit lighters and barges from tying up alongside of ships for the transfer of cargo.

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