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Fees on Vessels Payable by Private Persons.

(NOTE.—By section 1 of the act of June 19, 1886, and section 22 of the act of June 10, 1890, the system of compensating officers of the Government enforcing the navigation laws was materially changed. Nearly all the fees previously collected by them from masters and owners of vessels of the United States for services rendered were abolished, and par. ment made directly from the Treasury on the basis of the former fees. For this reason, wherever practicable in the text of this compilation, provisions requiring the payment of fres have been omitted as no longer in force between the master or owner of a Fessel of the United States and the Government, but in force only as determining the compensa. tion, in some instances, paid by the Government to its employees.

Following are the sections of law above referred to, with a schedule of the fees which still remain payable by the owner, master, or agent of a vessel of the United States at ports on the seaboard and western rivers, and also at ports on the Great Lakes and northern, northeastern, and northwestern frontiers.)

There shall be one collector of customs for each of the customs col. lection districts above established [for list of customs collection districts see p. 428], who shall receive the compensation hereafter set forth, which shall constitute all the compensation and emoluments to be received by him and which shall be in lieu of all fees, commissions, salaries, or other emoluments of any name or nature (including the right to charge for blank manifests and clearances under the provisions of section 2648 of the Revised Statutes) heretofore received by or allowed to him. * All moneys collected or received by such collectors of customs in their official capacities, whether as fees, storage, commissions, or from the sale of blank forms or otherwise, shall be covered into the Treasury. (Executire order, Mar. 3, 1913.)

On and after July first, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, no fees shall be charged or collected by collectors or other officers of customs, or by inspectors of steam vessels or shipping commissioners, for the following services to vessels of the United States, to wit: Measurement of tonnage and certifying the same; issuing of license ing of certificate of registry, record, or enrollment, including all indorsements on the same and bond and oath; indorsement of change of master; certifying and receiving manifest, including master's oath and permit; granting permit to vessels licensed for the fisheries to touch and trade; granting certificate of payment of tonnage dues: recording bill of sale, mortgage, hypothecation, or conveyance, or the discharge of such mortgage or hypothecation; furnishing certificate of tit e; furnishing the crew list, certificate of protection to seamen; bill of health; shipping or discharging of seamen, as provided by title fifty-three of the Revised Statutes [R. S. 4501-4612) and section two of this Act; apprenticing boys to the merchant service; inspecting, examining, and licensing steam vessels, including inspection certificate and copies thereof; and licensing of master, engineer, pilot, or mate of a vessel; and all provisions of laws authorizing or requiring the co lection of fees for such services are repealed, such repeal to take effect July first, eighteen hundred and eight-six. Collectors or other officers of customs, inspectors of steam vessels, and shipping commissioners who are paid wholly or partly by fees shall make a de. tailed report of such services, and the fees provided by law, to the Secretary of Commerce, under such regulations as that officer may prescribe; and the Secretary of the Treasury (or the Secretary of Commerce) shall allow and pay, from any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, said officers such compensation for said services as each would have received prior to the passage of this Act; also such compensation to clerks of shipping commissioners as would have been paid them had this Act not passed: Provided, That such services have, in the opinion of the Secretary of Commerce, been necessarily rendered. (June 19, 1886; Feb. 14, 1903, sec. 10.)

So much of the Act approved June nineteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six (Statutes at Large, volume twenty-four, page seventynine), as makes a permanent indefinite appropriation to pay compensation to shipping commissioners and the clerks of the shipping commissioners for services under said Act is hereby repealed, to take effect from and after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eleven; and the Secretary of Commerce shall, for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and twelve, and annually thereafter, submit to Congress in the regular Book of Estimates detailed estimates for compensation of such commissioners and clerks. (June 25, 1910.)

All fees exacted and oaths administered by officers of the customs, except as provided in this Act, under or by virtue of existing laws of the United States, upon the entry of imported goods and the passing thereof through the customs, and also upon all entries of domestic goods, wares, and merchandise for exportation, are hereby abolished:

Provided, That where such fees, under existing laws, constitute, in whole or in part, the compensation of any officer, such officer shall receive, from and after the passage of this Act, a fixed sum for each year equal to the amount which he would have been entitled to receive as fees for such services during said year. (June 10, 1891, sec. 22.)

Every collector and comptroller of customs shall cause to be affixed and constantly kept in some conspicuous place in his office a fair table of the rates of fees demandable by this Title. (Title L; R. S. 4383.)


[The first port named in each district is the headquarters port]

District and number

Boundary of district

Ports of entry


Maine and New Maine, and New Hampshire except Coos Portland, Bangor, Bar Harbor, Bath, Hampshire (1). County.

Belfast, Calais, Eastport, Fort Fair. field, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Houlton, Jonesport, Limestone, Holeb, Jack man, Madawaska, Mars Hill, Parts mouth (including Kittery, Me.), Rob binston, Rockland, Vanceboro, and

Van Buren. Massachusetts (4)... Massachusetts..

Boston (including Cambridge, Chelsea,

Everett, Medford, Quincy, and Somer ville), Fall River, Gloucester, New Bedford, Plymouth, Provincetown, Salem (including Beverly, Marblehead, and Lynn), Springfield, Vineyard

Haven, and Worcester. Rhode Island (5)..-- Rhode Island.

Providence and Newport. Connecticut (6) Connecticut..

Bridgeport, Greenwich, Hartford, Mid.

dletown, New Haven, New London, Norwalk, South Manchester, and Stam

ford. New York (10)...... New York (except the districts of St. New York, Albany, Newark, and Perth

Lawrence, Rochester, and Buffalo), Amboy.
and the counties of Sussex, Passaic,
Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Union, Mid-

dlesex, and Monmouth, in New Jersey. Philadelphia (11).... Pennsylvania east of 79°, Delaware, and Philadelphia (to include Camden and

New Jersey except the counties of Sus- Gloucester City, N.J.), Chester, Lewes, sex, Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex, Thompsons Point, and Wilmington.

Union, Middlesex, and Monmouth. Maryland (13). Maryland and the District of Columbia.. Baltimore, Annapolis, Cambridge, Cris

field, and Washington, D. C. Virginia (14).... Virginia........

Norfolk and Newport News, Alexandris,

Cape Charles City, Chincoteague, Pe

tersburg, Reedville, and Richmond. North Carolina (15) - North Carolina.....

Wilmington, Beaufort, Elizabeth City,

New Bern, Manteo, and Winston

Salem. South Carolina (16) - South Carolina...

Charleston, Beaufort, and Georgetown. Georgia (17)... Georgia, except north shore of St. Marys Savannah, Atlanta, and Brunswick.

River and city of St. Marys. Florida (18). Florida, and north bank of $t. Marys Tampa (including Port Tampa), Apå River and city of St. Marys, in Georgia. lachicola, Bocagrande, Fernandina (in

cluding St. Marys, Ga.), Jacksonville, Key West, Miami, Panama City, Pensacola, St. Augustine, and West Palm

Beach. Mobile (19)... Alabama, and Mississippi south of 31°... Mobile, Birmingham, Gulfport, and Pas

cagoula. New Orleans (20) Louisiana, and Mississippi north of 31° New Orleans and Morgan City. Sabine (21).

Sabine Pass north along State line to Port Arthur, Beaumont, Orange, and

northern line of Shelby County; west Sabine.
to Neches River; down western shore
of said river to north boundary of Jef-
ferson County; westerly along said
boundary to east boundary of Liberty

County; south to Gulf.
Galveston (22).... Texas, except districts of Sabine, San Galveston (including Port Bolivar and
Antonio, and El Paso.

Texas City), Dallas, and Houston. San Antonio (23)...- Texas west of 97o and east of the Pecos San Antonio, Brownsville, Corpus ChrisRiver.

ti, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Fort Worth.

Hidalgo, Laredo, and Rio Grande City. El Paso (24)

New Mexico, and Texas west of the El Paso, Columbus, N. Mex., and Pre
Pecos River.

sidio. Porto Rico (49) Porto Rico.

San Juan, Aguadilla, Arecibo, Arroyo

Fajardo, Guanica, Humacao, Maya

guez, and Ponce.

Customs districts, boundaries, and ports of entry_Continued

District and number

Boundary of district

Ports of entry



Arizona (26).

Nogales, Douglas, and Naco.
Los Angeles (27) ... California south of north boundaries of Los Angeles, Calexico, Port San Luis,

San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San San Diego, and San Ysidro.

Bernardino Counties. San Francisco (28) -- California north of north boundaries of San Francisco (including Oakland) and

San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San Eureka,

Bernardino Counties. Oregon (29)

Oregon, and the north bank of the Co- Portland, Astoria, Marshfield. and

lumbia River in Washington west of Newport. Washington (30)... Washington, except north bank of Seattle, Aberdeen, Anacortes, BellingColumbia River west of 119o.

ham, Blaine, Danville, Everett, Ferry,
Friday Harbor, Laurier, Molson,
Nighthawk, Northport, Port Angeles
Port Townsend, Roche Harbor, South

Bend, Spokane, Sumas, and Tacoma. Alaska (31)..... Alaska.

Juneau, Cordova, Craig, Eagle, Forty.

Hyder, Ketchikan, Nome, Petersburg, Seward, Sitka, Skagway,

St. Michael, Unalaska, and Wrangell. Hawaii (32) Hawaii.

Honolulu, Hilo, Kahului, and Port Allen. Colorado (47) Colorado.

Denver. Utah and Nevada Utah and Nevada.

Salt Lake City. (48).


Vermont (2)... Vermont, and Coos County in New St. Albans (including townships of St.

Albans, Swanton, Highgate, and
Franklin), Alburg, Beecher Falls,
Burlington, Derby Line, Island Pond,

Newport, North Troy, and Richford. St. Lawrence (7)..-- Clinton, Essex, Franklin, St. Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Alexandria Bay, Cape Vin.

Jefferson, and Lewis Counties in New cent, Champlain, Chateaugay, Clayton,

Fort Covington, Malone, Mooers, Mor.
ristown, Nyando, Plattsburg, Rouses

Point, and Waddington.
Rochester (8) Oswego, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Rochester, Fair Haven, Oswego, Sodus

Seneca, Wayne, Broome, Tompkins, Point, Syracuse, and Utica.
Tioga, Chenango, Madison, Cortland,
Hamilton, Schuyler, Chemung, Herki-
mer, Monroe, Ontario, Livingston,
Yates, Steuben, Orleans, Genesee,
Wyoming, and Allegany Counties in

New York.
Buffalo (9).

Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus. and Chau. Buffalo, Dunkirk, Lewiston, and Niagtauqua Counties in New York.

ara Falls. Ohio (41).. Ohio, and Erie County in Pennsylvania. Cleveland, Akron, Ashtabula, Cincin

nati, Columbus, Conneaut, Dayton, Erie (Pa.), Fairport, _Lorain, Put in

Bay, Sandusky, and Toledo.
Michigan (38).... Michigan, except Isle Royal....

Detroit, Alpena, Bay City, Charlevoix,
Cheboygan, Detour, Escanaba, Grand
Haven, Grand Rapids, Houghton,
Mackinaw, Manistee, Marine City,
Marquette, Muskegon, Port Huron,
Saginaw, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Clair,

and St. Joseph. Chicago (39) Hlinois north of 39°, and Indiana north Chicago, Peoria, and Michigan City.

of 41°. Wisconsin (37).. Wisconsin south of 46°

Milwaukee, Green Bay, Manitowoc,

Marinette (including Menominee),

Racine, Sheboygan, and Sturgeon Bay. Duluth and Superior Minnesota north of 46° (except Kittsen Duluth and Superior (including West (36).

County), Wisconsin north of 46°, and Superior), Ashland, Baudette, Inter-
Isle Royal in Michigan.

national Falls, Ranier, Two Harbors,


Tennessee (43)...... Tennessee and Arkansas.

Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Little

Rock, and Nashville. Kentucky (42). Kentucky..

Louisville and Paducah.
St. Louis (45) Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and St. Louis (including East St. Louis),
Illinois south of 39o.

Kansas City, and St. Joseph.
Omaha (46).
Nebraska and Wyoming.

Dakota (34).

North and South Dakota, and Kittson Pembina, Ambrose, Antler, Crosby,
County in Minnesota.

Hannah, Hansboro, Neche, North-
gate, Noyes (St. Vincent), Portal,
Sarles, Sherwood, Souris, St. John,
Walhalla, and West hope.

Customs districts, boundaries, and ports of entry-Continued

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The privileges of the first and seventh sections of the Act of June 10, 1880, commonly known as the “Immediate Transportation Act," shall remain as heretofore existing with respect to the ports of entry above mentioned.

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