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RULES AND REGULATIONS OF BOARD OF MAYOR
AND ALDERMEN.

Rules for Regulation and Management of Vessels.

SECTION 1. The following rules are adopted for the regulation and management of vessels in said harbor, viz.:

RULE 1. All of Portland harbor west of what is called "Hog Island Roads" shall be denominated the upper harbor, and all vessels in said upper harbor shall be anchored according to the following rules under the direction of the harbor master:

RULE 2. All vessels entering the upper harbor, not intending to be conveyed to some wharf immediately, shall be anchored on the southerly side of a line ranging with the black buoy off the breakwater, and a white buoy on a westerly course, thence on a line ranging with said white buoy and the southeasterly end of the draw of Portland bridge. No vessel exceeding one hundred and fifty tons burden shall anchor above the line of the Portland & Cape Elizabeth Ferry drawn from wharf to wharf at the northerly end of same.

RULE 3. Outward bound vessels shall be anchored on the northerly side of a line ranging from the easterly corner of the English steamers' coal wharf, so called, and the southerly corner of Fort Gorges, said line being marked by white buoys.

RULE 4. Vessels anchoring in "Hog Island Roads" shall anchor on the easterly side of a line ranging with the southerly side of Fort Gorges and the "Bay View House" on Peaks Island, or on the southerly side of a line ranging with the Observatory in Greenwood Garden, on Peaks Island, and the easterly end of House Island.

RULE 5. Vessels may be anchored south of a line ranging with the black buoy off Spring Point Ledge, and the black buoy off the break water.

RULE 6. No vessel shall be anchored in the channel of the harbor so as to obstruct the free passage of the regular lines of steamers running to and from this port, the island steamers, the ferry boat, or the entrances to the Marine Railway and Dry Dock.

RULE 7. All vessels at anchor in the harbor shall display a distinct white light forward not less than six feet above the forecastle deck during the night. All vessels at anchor shall keep their foresails furled during the night.

RULE 8. Vessels ordered to quarantine shall be anchored on the northeasterly side of a line ranging with the United States Marine Hospital and Fort Gorges, which anchorage shall be designated as the Quarantine Anchorage."

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RULE 9. All steamers passing up and down the harbor, near the ends of the wharves, shall run at a low rate of speed.

RULE 10. All vessels lying across the end of any wharf, shall rig in their jib booms, or lay so that they shall not project over to obstruct the free passage of vessels to or from either side of the wharf.

RULE 11. Vessels lying at the side of wharves, so as to obstruct the passage to adjoining wharves, must move when necessary to accommodate other vessels entering or leaving the docks.

RULE 12. Light vessels lying alongside of a wharf and not taking in or discharging cargo, must make way for, and permit other vessels that want to load or unload cargo, to come inside next to the wharf.

RULE 13. When fasts of vessels extend across a dock so as to obstruct passing vessels, the captain or person in charge shall cause the fasts to be slackened or cast off.

RULE 14. If any vessel occupying a berth at any wharf, either with or without the consent of the wharfinger thereof, shall fail to vacate such berth upon notice from such wharfinger or his agent, to the master or those having such vessel in charge for the time being, in a reasonable time, to be adjudged by the harbor master, the harbor master shall then cause such vessel to be moved to some other berth, or anchored in the stream, the expense thereof to be paid by the owners of said vessel.

RULE 15. All square-rigged vessels shall cockbill their lower yards, brace their topsail and topgallant yards fore and aft, and rig in their jib booms, when directed by the harbor master to do so.

RULE 16. All schooners, sloops and other water craft of two and one-half tons measurement and over, shall display proper green and red lights at night when under way.

All schooners, sloops and other boats, under two and one-half tons, including row boats, shall display at night a white light at least two feet above the stem while in motion.

CHAPTER 48.

HAY.

Statutes.

Pressed Hay Shall Be Marked with Name of Person Put

ting up Same.

SECTION 1. All hay pressed and put up in bundles, except hay pressed by farmers and retailed from their own barns, shall have the first letter of the Christian, and the whole of the surname of the person putting up the same written, printed or stamped on bands or boards made fast thereto, with the name of the State and the place where such person lives. Whoever offers for sale or shipment any pressed hay not marked as aforesaid, except hay pressed by farmers and retailed from their own barns, forfeits one dollar for each bale, to be recovered by complaint. (R. S., Chapter 38, Section 55.)

(See 32 Me. 448, 46 Me. 200, 54 Me. 147, 64 Me. 389, 397, 71 Me. 82.)

Penalty for Taking Unmarked Hay on Board Vessels.

SECTION 2. If the master of any vessel takes on board pressed hay not marked as aforesaid, he shall forfeit one dollar for each bundle so received, to be recovered by complaint. (Ib.)

City May Keep Scales and Fix Fees.

SECTION 3. Any city may purchase and keep for use scales for weighing hay and other articles, appoint weighers and fix their fees, to be paid by purchaser. (R. S., Chapter 43, Section 5.) 37 Me. 88, 60

Me. 470.

(See also "Weights and Measures.")

ORDINANCES.

Weighers of Hay to Be Chosen- Their Duty Bonds to Be

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SECTION 1. There shall be elected annually, on the second Monday of December, or as soon thereafter as may be, by the city council, one

or more weighers of hay, who shall have the care and control of the city hay scales, and whose duty it shall be to weigh all hay and straw brought into the City of Portland for sale, and such other articles as may be offered to be weighed. They shall give bonds to the city in such sum as the mayor and aldermen may require, for the faithful performance of their duty, and shall conform to such regulations as may from time to time be adopted by the city council, and shall receive such compensation as they shall deem just and reasonable, to be paid out of the moneys received as fees for weighing hay and other articles.

Hay or Straw Not to Be Sold without Being Weighed Penalty.

SECTION 2. No person shall sell or offer for sale any hay or straw without having the same weighed by the city weigher of hay, and a ticket signed by said weigher certifying the quantity each load, bale or parcel contains, on penalty of forfeiting the hay or straw so sold or offered for sale to the use of the city; or the owner or driver of such hay or straw shall forfeit and pay, to the use of the city, a sum not less than five dollars for each load of hay or straw sold or offered for sale without having complied with the provisions of this ordinance, at the discretion of the court before whom such case may be tried.

Weighing Hay without Authority - Penalty.

SECTION 3. Any person not authorized as a weigher of hay in accordance with the provisions of Section 1 of this ordinance, who shall weigh any hay or straw brought into this city for sale or shall permit or allow such hay or straw to be weighed upon any scales belonging to him or them, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding twenty dollars to the use of the city.

Fees for Weighing.

SECTION 4. The weigher of hay shall be allowed to demand and receive from any person offering any hay, straw, or other article to be weighed upon the city hay scales, the sum of thirty cents for each load or other article so weighed, which sum shall include the weighing of the cart, wagon or other vehicle upon which a load has been weighed by said weigher.

Hay Pressed and in Bundles Need Not Be Weighed.

SECTION 5. The provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to hay pressed and put up into bundles or bales, as required by law, intended for shipment or for sale without being re-weighed in this city.

CHAPTER 49.

HEALTH.

Statutes.

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES.

Precautions against Infected Persons.

SECTION 1. When any person is, or has recently been infected with any disease or sickness dangerous to the public health, the local board of health of the town where he is, shall provide for the safety of the inhabitants, as they think best, by removing him to a separate house, if it can be done without great danger to his health, and by providing nurses and other assistants and necessaries, at his charge or that of his parent or master, if able, otherwise at that of the town to which he belongs. Such expenses must be borne by town. (R. S., Chapter 14, Section 1.) 19 Me. 221, 28 Me. 257, 45 Me. 409, 52 Me. 119, 66 Me. 60 71, 67 Me. 371.

Precautions against Persons

Places.

Arriving from Infected

SECTION 2. When any infectious or malignant distemper is known to exist in any place out of the State, the local board of health of any town in the State may, by giving such public notice therein as they find convenient, require any person coming from such place to inform one of them or the town clerk of his arrival and from what place he came, and if he does not, within two hours after arrival, or after actual notice of such requirement, give such information, he forfeits one hundred dollars to the town. (Ib., Section 2.)

Restrictions on Such Persons; May Be Removed if Refractory - Penalty if They Return.

SECTION 3. Said local board of health may prohibit any such person from going to any part of their town where they think that his presence would be unsafe for the inhabitants; and if he does not comply, they may order him, unless disabled by sickness, forthwith to

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