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.

Published Date

  • published 1891

Geographic Term

  • Apalachicola, Franklin County.

Transcript

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
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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
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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.