Rules and Regulations of the Board Of Health of the County of Franklin and City and Port of Apalachicola, Florida.

Rules and Regulations of the Board Of Health of the County of Franklin and City and Port of Apalachicola, Florida.

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Rules and Regulations
of the Board of Health of
the County of Franklin,
and city and port of
Apalachicola,
Florida.
Section 1. The jurisdiction of the
Board of Health shall extend to the
boundary lines of the county. Reg-
ulations of the last year to remain in
effect until May 15th, 1891.
Sec. 2. All boats and vessels ar-
riving at the port of Apalachicola on
and after May 1, 1891, upon which
any contagious, infectious or pesti-
lential diseases have occurred or ex-
isted during the voyage to said city,
or within thirty days next preced-
ing the arrival of said boat or vessel
at said port or city of Apalachicola,
is forbidden to approach the city,
nearer than is specified in the rules
and regulations of the Board of
Health herein promulgated. And is
also forbidden to land any person, or
goods, until such boat or vessel has
performed all quarantine, as directed
by the rules and regulations of the
Board of Health. And the said
Board of Health upon information,
which is satisfactory to them, hereby
establishes a quarantine against all
countries and localities that are in-
fected with plague or malignant, con-
tagious or infectious diseases, as well
as against countries and localities
holding communications with coun-
tries and localities where any plague
exists, or other malignant, contagious
or infections diseases are prevailing,
or reported to exist. And particu-
larly enumerate South and Central
America, all West Indian ports, the
Isthmus of Panama, or Darien, and
all ports upon the Gulf of Mexico,
and any country or port the Board
may hereafter name. And boats or
vessels from any of these countries
or localities are forbidden to approach
said city of Apalachicola, or the dis-
trict over which this Board has juris-
diction by law, or to land any such
boat or vessel, or any boat or vessel,
or person, or persons, or goods, until
they shall have performed quarantine
in and in all respects conforming to
the rules and regulations of the Board
of Health of the State and County.
The stations for vessels entering
East Pass shall be at Pilot Cove on
the west side of East Pass, at or near
St. George's Island, and at a point
about two miles east of the west end
of Dog Island. No pilot shall leave
any vessel at the ballast Grounds
coming from an infected or suspi-
cious port under a penalty of a fine.
The station for vessels entering
West Pass shall be at the buoy on
Higgins Flat.
Sec. 3. All vessels arriving from
an infected or suspicious port, will be
held in quarantine not less than thirty
[center column]
days from date of departure from
said port, and shall be cleansed and
fumigated as the port physician or
inspector may direct, and said vessel
shall undergo a second disinfection
and fumigation if deemed necessary
by the port physician or inspector, ex-
cept when such vessel may have un-
dergone an examination and disin-
fection at a State or U. S. Quarantine
Station.
Sec. 4. Any vessel having on board
any person ill with any infectious or
contagious disease on approaching the
harbor of Apalachicola, shall be noti-
fied by the pilot that said vessel pro-
ceed at once to a State or U.S.
Quarantine Station for special sani-
tary cure, under the direction given
the officer of the station by the Marine
hospital Bureau or the State Board
of Health, and it shall be the duty of
all pilots, or other persons before
boarding any vessel to ascertain if
such vessel is from any such port as
named in section three and shall not
board such vessel, but the vessel may
follow the pilot to the quarantine sta-
tion and there remain for inspection
and fumigation. and no vessel shall
be permitted to take any cargo while
performing quarantine.
Sec. 5. Any vessel arriving in the
harbor of Apalachicola on and after
May 1, 1891, during the existence of
quarantine operations for the year,
shall not under any circumstances
land any person, boat, or goods, any
where in the harbor of Apalachicola,
or approach the city of Apalachicola
or permit any Tug boat or any other
vessel to give or take a tow line or
remain alongside without permission
of the port physician or inspector,
nor permit any person or persons,
not legally authorized, to visit or
communicate in any way whatever
until she shall have been fumigated
and performed the quarantine, in ac-
cordance with regulations of this
Board of Health; and no master or
person in charge of any vessel shall
give false information to any pilot,
inspector or port physician relative
to condition of crew, passengers,
cargo or ballast, or of the health of the
port from whence she came, or refuse
to give such information as shall be
lawfully required. This section shall
also apply in the conditions and pen-
alties to tow boats and lighters and
the masters thereof.
Sec. 6. The quarantine physician
or inspector shall be at all times be-
tween sunrise and sunset ready to
visit and board all vessels as soon as
apprised of their arrival in the bay,
at the points hereafter designated by
a flag staff showing a yellow flag.
He shall show a yellow flag conspi-
cuously in his boat to designate his
character, and no vessel or boat shall
by any circumstances pass by the
quarantine boat or flag station or re-
fuse to obey the orders of the quaran-
tine physician or inspector.
Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of
pilots or other persons bringing ves-
sels into the bay of Apalachicola to
hoist a flag at half mast at the fore,
[right column]
and not to pass the quarantine flag
until the vessel has been visited by
the quarantine physician or inspector,
and it shall not be lawful for any per-
son to visit or communicate with any
vessel being taken into quarantine,
or in quarantine, until said vessel
has been visited by the quarantine
physician or inspector and relieved
from quarantine.
Sec. 8. No pilot or other person
except an inspector shall leave any
vessel after coming into Apalachicola
Bay, (or St. George's Sound) without
a written permit to do so from the
quarantine physician or inspector or
Board of Health. It shall be the
duty of the quarantine physician or
inspector to cause any vessel having
sickness on board to be anchored at
least three fourths of a mile from
other vessels which have no sickness
on board, and it shall be his duty to
prohibit any intercourse whatever
between such vessels. Should any
intercourse take place, it is his duty
as well as the duty of the inspectors
and pilots to promptly report it to
the president or any other member
of the Board of Health.
Sec. 9. The quarantine physician
shall charge a visiting fee of $5 in
all cases where he attends patients
on board vessels, and charge for all
medicines, cost of boat hire, and sup-
plies furnished to the respective ves-
sels. Such fees and charges to be
collected from master or owners of
vessels to which such patients belong,
and such fees and charges to be paid
over to the Secretary and Treasurer
of the Board of health.
The quarantine physician or in-
spector shall have full and complete
control of the quarantine stations
and the employees therewith connec-
ted, subject to the orders of the
Board of Health, and in all cases
which he deems necessary, shall re-
quire vessels in quarantine to dis-
charge their ballast or cargo under
his order and directions, and undergo
such fumigation and cleansing as re-
quired by the regulations of the state
and county Boards of Health as he
may deem necessary; but all ballast
of earth, sand or porous stone, shall
be deposited under water at a point
to be designated by the port inspec-
tor or physician, not in conflict with
state laws.
Should any vessel be permitted to
discharge ballast while performing
quarantine, such vessel or owners
shall pay the Board of Health not
exceeding 75cts per ton, the same to
be done under directions and expen-
ses of said Board, and must be paid
as other fees are provided for.
Sec. 10. The quarantine physician
or inspector shall examine into the
condition of every vessel going into
quarantine and the health of persons
on board, and shall not permit any
vessel or boat, or person from any
vessel, to approach the city until the
fees and charges and all other require-
ments of the regulations have been
fulfilled, and, further, until he is satis-


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Rules and Regulations
of the Board of Health of
the County of Franklin,
and city and port of
Apalachicola,
Florida.
Section 1. The jurisdiction of the
Board of Health shall extend to the
boundary lines of the county. Reg-
ulations of the last year to remain in
effect until May 15th, 1891.
Sec. 2. All boats and vessels ar-
riving at the port of Apalachicola on
and after May 1, 1891, upon which
any contagious, infectious or pesti-
lential diseases have occurred or ex-
isted during the voyage to said city,
or within thirty days next preced-
ing the arrival of said boat or vessel
at said port or city of Apalachicola,
is forbidden to approach the city,
nearer than is specified in the rules
and regulations of the Board of
Health herein promulgated. And is
also forbidden to land any person, or
goods, until such boat or vessel has
performed all quarantine, as directed
by the rules and regulations of the
Board of Health. And the said
Board of Health upon information,
which is satisfactory to them, hereby
establishes a quarantine against all
countries and localities that are in-
fected with plague or malignant, con-
tagious or infectious diseases, as well
as against countries and localities
holding communications with coun-
tries and localities where any plague
exists, or other malignant, contagious
or infections diseases are prevailing,
or reported to exist. And particu-
larly enumerate South and Central
America, all West Indian ports, the
Isthmus of Panama, or Darien, and
all ports upon the Gulf of Mexico,
and any country or port the Board
may hereafter name. And boats or
vessels from any of these countries
or localities are forbidden to approach
said city of Apalachicola, or the dis-
trict over which this Board has juris-
diction by law, or to land any such
boat or vessel, or any boat or vessel,
or person, or persons, or goods, until
they shall have performed quarantine
in and in all respects conforming to
the rules and regulations of the Board
of Health of the State and County.
The stations for vessels entering
East Pass shall be at Pilot Cove on
the west side of East Pass, at or near
St. George's Island, and at a point
about two miles east of the west end
of Dog Island. No pilot shall leave
any vessel at the ballast Grounds
coming from an infected or suspi-
cious port under a penalty of a fine.
The station for vessels entering
West Pass shall be at the buoy on
Higgins Flat.
Sec. 3. All vessels arriving from
an infected or suspicious port, will be
held in quarantine not less than thirty
[center column]
days from date of departure from
said port, and shall be cleansed and
fumigated as the port physician or
inspector may direct, and said vessel
shall undergo a second disinfection
and fumigation if deemed necessary
by the port physician or inspector, ex-
cept when such vessel may have un-
dergone an examination and disin-
fection at a State or U. S. Quarantine
Station.
Sec. 4. Any vessel having on board
any person ill with any infectious or
contagious disease on approaching the
harbor of Apalachicola, shall be noti-
fied by the pilot that said vessel pro-
ceed at once to a State or U.S.
Quarantine Station for special sani-
tary cure, under the direction given
the officer of the station by the Marine
hospital Bureau or the State Board
of Health, and it shall be the duty of
all pilots, or other persons before
boarding any vessel to ascertain if
such vessel is from any such port as
named in section three and shall not
board such vessel, but the vessel may
follow the pilot to the quarantine sta-
tion and there remain for inspection
and fumigation. and no vessel shall
be permitted to take any cargo while
performing quarantine.
Sec. 5. Any vessel arriving in the
harbor of Apalachicola on and after
May 1, 1891, during the existence of
quarantine operations for the year,
shall not under any circumstances
land any person, boat, or goods, any
where in the harbor of Apalachicola,
or approach the city of Apalachicola
or permit any Tug boat or any other
vessel to give or take a tow line or
remain alongside without permission
of the port physician or inspector,
nor permit any person or persons,
not legally authorized, to visit or
communicate in any way whatever
until she shall have been fumigated
and performed the quarantine, in ac-
cordance with regulations of this
Board of Health; and no master or
person in charge of any vessel shall
give false information to any pilot,
inspector or port physician relative
to condition of crew, passengers,
cargo or ballast, or of the health of the
port from whence she came, or refuse
to give such information as shall be
lawfully required. This section shall
also apply in the conditions and pen-
alties to tow boats and lighters and
the masters thereof.
Sec. 6. The quarantine physician
or inspector shall be at all times be-
tween sunrise and sunset ready to
visit and board all vessels as soon as
apprised of their arrival in the bay,
at the points hereafter designated by
a flag staff showing a yellow flag.
He shall show a yellow flag conspi-
cuously in his boat to designate his
character, and no vessel or boat shall
by any circumstances pass by the
quarantine boat or flag station or re-
fuse to obey the orders of the quaran-
tine physician or inspector.
Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of
pilots or other persons bringing ves-
sels into the bay of Apalachicola to
hoist a flag at half mast at the fore,
[right column]
and not to pass the quarantine flag
until the vessel has been visited by
the quarantine physician or inspector,
and it shall not be lawful for any per-
son to visit or communicate with any
vessel being taken into quarantine,
or in quarantine, until said vessel
has been visited by the quarantine
physician or inspector and relieved
from quarantine.
Sec. 8. No pilot or other person
except an inspector shall leave any
vessel after coming into Apalachicola
Bay, (or St. George's Sound) without
a written permit to do so from the
quarantine physician or inspector or
Board of Health. It shall be the
duty of the quarantine physician or
inspector to cause any vessel having
sickness on board to be anchored at
least three fourths of a mile from
other vessels which have no sickness
on board, and it shall be his duty to
prohibit any intercourse whatever
between such vessels. Should any
intercourse take place, it is his duty
as well as the duty of the inspectors
and pilots to promptly report it to
the president or any other member
of the Board of Health.
Sec. 9. The quarantine physician
shall charge a visiting fee of $5 in
all cases where he attends patients
on board vessels, and charge for all
medicines, cost of boat hire, and sup-
plies furnished to the respective ves-
sels. Such fees and charges to be
collected from master or owners of
vessels to which such patients belong,
and such fees and charges to be paid
over to the Secretary and Treasurer
of the Board of health.
The quarantine physician or in-
spector shall have full and complete
control of the quarantine stations
and the employees therewith connec-
ted, subject to the orders of the
Board of Health, and in all cases
which he deems necessary, shall re-
quire vessels in quarantine to dis-
charge their ballast or cargo under
his order and directions, and undergo
such fumigation and cleansing as re-
quired by the regulations of the state
and county Boards of Health as he
may deem necessary; but all ballast
of earth, sand or porous stone, shall
be deposited under water at a point
to be designated by the port inspec-
tor or physician, not in conflict with
state laws.
Should any vessel be permitted to
discharge ballast while performing
quarantine, such vessel or owners
shall pay the Board of Health not
exceeding 75cts per ton, the same to
be done under directions and expen-
ses of said Board, and must be paid
as other fees are provided for.
Sec. 10. The quarantine physician
or inspector shall examine into the
condition of every vessel going into
quarantine and the health of persons
on board, and shall not permit any
vessel or boat, or person from any
vessel, to approach the city until the
fees and charges and all other require-
ments of the regulations have been
fulfilled, and, further, until he is satis-

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fied that the public health not be endangered thereby. Sec. 11. All vessels at quarantine station shall keep a flag at half mast at the fore during the day, and a lantern at the same position at night. No person shall visit or attempt to visit any stations while any vessel may be there which has not been re- leased from quarantine, without per- mission from the quarantine physic- cian or inspector. Sec. 12. Vessels at quarantine re- quiring fresh water, provisions or stores, shall communicate with the quarantine physician or inspector, who shall, if he deems it expedient, for- ward orders through quarantine boat or other means, taking care that there is no intercourse between the ship or the boat belonging to the vessel and the parties furnishing the supplies. And no person shall re- ceive any mail or other matter, and shall not send to any vessel in quar- antine any mail or supplies or stores of any nature without permission of the Board of Health, port physician or inspector. Sec. 13. It shall be the duty of the quarantine physician or inspector to visit every vessel coming from any port entering the bay of Apalachicola. He shall require the master or owner of every vessel thus inspected to pay for the use of the Board as follows, provided that no fees shall be charged for the inspection of vessels from any ports in the state of Florida unless such port or ports shall have been de- clared infected by the State Board of Health Inspection Steamships.................. $15.00 Ships, Barks, three and four masted schooners............ 10.00 Brigs, two masted schooners and other vessels............ 5.00 Vessels under ten tons coming from the sponge reefs on the east and St. Joseph on the west having sailed for there from this port, shall be exempt from such charges, pro- vided, such excepted vessels shall have had no communication with other boat or vessel from an infec- tious port. The fees herein prescribed for in- specting any and all boats or vessels by quarantine physician or inspector shall be by him collected from the master or owner of said vessel be- for permission is given to land either person or persons, or the boat or ves- sel. And in case of refusal to pay the sum, the quarantine physician or inspector performing said duty may sue the master or owner of said ves- sel thereof, in the name of the Board of Health. Sec. 14 Each and every vessel fumigated shall pay for such fumiga- tion or disinfection as follows; Steamships and ships $75.00 Barks and 4 masted schooners 60.00 Brigs, 2 and 3 masted " 50.00 Smacks and other vessels 40.00 for first service, and if second fumi- gation is required, shall be two cents per ton, and also pay the costs of the [center column] disinfectants used as well as the boat hire to reach such vessel. Sec. 15. All collections to be paid by the officer to the Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Health to be set aside as quarantine funds, and paid out only on order of the Board of Health, and in all cases the quar- antine officer shall collect the bill of charges made against such vessel be- fore giving permission to leave quar- antine. Sec. 16. The quarantine physician or inspector shall make a report whenever demanded to the secretary of the Board of Health, showing the number and class of vessels visited by him and the amount of fees and charges collected by him. The Secretary and Treasurer shall submit his books and vouchers to the Board at least once a month, and his books shall be open and subject to in- spection to the members of the Board of Health and to the public at any and all reasonable times. Sec. 17. That every pilot boat on the bars of Apalachicola, and masters of tugs and lighters, shall be supplied with copies of these regulations, and it shall be the duty of every pilot and master of tugs and lighters, shall be supplied with copies of these regulations, and it shall be the duty of every pilot and master of tugs to furnish a copy of this proclamation to the master of every vessel, which said master of every tug or lighter may speak or board immediately upon said commu- nication. Sec. 18. It is required of the port physician or inspector to have placed one large yellow flag at both East and West Pass stations, and mouth of Crooked River, and one at the mouth of Straight Channel, and one on flats at upper and lower Tow Heads. These two latter points shall be the nearest point to the city which any vessel or boat shall approach to the city of Apalachicola without a written permission from the port physician or inspector. There may be placed a spar buoy also to desig- nate East Pass Station. Sec. 19. The port physician shall also be a port inspector. Sec. 20. An extra inspector at East Pass or Crooked River or spec- ial service may be appointed subject to confirmation by the State Board of Health, which said Inspector may receive fees to be prescribed by the Board of Health. Such inspector has no authority to release any ves- sel from quarantine without special permission from port physician or regular inspector, or Board of Health, and any violation may be fined such sum as the Board of Health deems proper. Such inspector shall come as near town as the two nearest points designated, and there remain until he reports and confers with the port physician or regular inspector, or Board of Health. But such spec- ial inspector may give a written per- mit for the master of any such vessel to approach the nearest place desig- nated, but shall not permit any more person of the crew of said vessels to go with such master only as shall be absolutely necessary to handle the [right column] ship's boat, such master may come in. Sec. 21. Any master of any tug, or lighter, barge or raft, or any other person who knocks down or removes any quarantine flag or flagstaff, and who does not replace the same within thirty-six hours, or does not report the same and offer to repay cost of replacing such flag or staff, shall be fined not less than ten dollars, to be enforced as other violations are pro- vided for. All pilots, masters of tugs and lighters, barges and rafts, are required to report any such loss of flag or flagstaff as may come to their observation or knowledge, and any failure to do so they shall be fined not less than ten dollars. Sec. 22 Any violations of any of the rules or regulations of the Board of Health, or orders of the port phy- sician or inspector provided for in any of the rules, or as may be adop- ted at any time, shall be fined in the sum not less than ten dollars and not exceeding $1,000, upon conviction after due trial as provided by law in a court of competent jurisdiction. Sec. 23. Any port physician, port inspector or special sanitary inspec- tor who violates the provisions of sections 9, 10, 13, 15 and 16 of the foregoing rules and regulations of the board of Health, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $1,000, upon conviction after due trial as provided by law in a court of competent jurisdiction. Sec. 24. The foregoing rules and regulations for quarantine season of 1891 have been adopted by the Franklin County Board of Health and approved by the State Board of Health of Florida, under and by vir- tue of the statues of Florida. These rules and regulations are subordinates to but adjunct to the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health of Florida and in any variance of these rules with that of those of the State board of Health. That the rules and regulations of this Board shall conform with the State Board, and in the absence of any provision the rules and regulations of this Board touching any subject, that this Board herewith adopts rules and regulations of the State Board relat- ive thereto. Adopted April 21, 1891. Re-adopted June 22, 1891. J.D. Rush. M.D. Prest. J.G. Ruge, Sec. and Treas. Resolved, That the Rules and Regula- tions of last year are now and shall be in effect. and same re-enforced on and after May 1st, 1892, and to apply to any and all places named in such Rules and Regu- lations. J.D. Rush, M.D. Pres. Attest: April 23,1892. John G. Ruge, Sec. & Trsd. Re-approved by State Board June 7, 1892. The Rules and Regulations of the Board now in force re-adopted for en- suing season and same to go into ef- fect on May 1st 1893. J.D. Rush, M.D., Pres. Attest: April 21, 1893 John G. Ruge, Sec. & Treas. Re-approved by State Board April 24, 1893.

Source

State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, BR0150

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List of rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Health of Franklin County and the City of Apalachicola.