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along the center of Brannan Street to the center of First Street; thence southerly along the center of First Street to the center of Townsend Street; thence westerly along the center of Townsend Street five hundred and fifty feet, to the center of a street the name of which is not on a map; thence at right angles southerly along the center of said street to the center of King Street; thence westerly along the center of King Street to the center of Second Street; thence southerly along the center of Second Street to the center of Berry Street; thence westerly along the center of Berry Street to the center of Third Street; thence southerly along the center of Third Street to the northerly line of Channel Street; thence westerly along the last-mentioned line to the easterly line of Fifth Street; thence southerly along said last-mentioned line to the southerly line of said Channel Street; thence easterly along said last-mentioned line to the center of Kentucky Street; thence southerly along the center of Kentucky Street to the center of Fourth Street; thence along the center of Fourth Street to the center of Louisiana Street; thence southerly along the center of Louisiana Street to the center of El Dorado Street; thence westerly along the center of El Dorado Street to the center of Illinois Street; thence southerly along the center of Illinois Street to the center of Solano Street; thence easterly along the center of Solano Street to the water-front line established by the board of state tide-land commissioners; thence southerly along said last-mentioned line to the center of Tulare Street; thence westerly along the center of Tulare Street to the center of Texas Street; thence southerly along the center of Texas Street to the center of Islais Street; thence easterly along the center of Islais Street to the center of Waterfront Street; thence southerly along the center of Waterfront Street to the center of India Street; thence westerly, southerly, and easterly along the center of said India Street to the center of Waterfront Street, to the center of China Street; then westerly along the center of China Street to the center of Third Avenue; thence southerly along the center of Third Avenue to the northerly line of the property of the California Dry Dock Company; thence easterly along said last-mentioned line to the water-front established by the board of state tide land commissioners; thence southerly along and around said dry dock company's land to the southeasterly corner thereof; thence westerly along the line of said land to the center of Waterfront Street; thence southerly along the center of Waterfront Street to the center of Nineteenth Avenue; thence westerly along the center of Nineteenth Avenue to the center of Dock Street; thence southerly along the line of Dock Street to the center of Twenty-third Avenue; thence westerly along the center of Twenty-third Avenue to the center of H Street; thence southerly along the center of H Street to the center of Twenty-fourth Avenue; thence easterly along the center of Twenty-fourth Avenue to the center of Waterfront Street; thence southerly along the center of said Waterfront Street to the southern boundary of the city and county of San Francisco; thence along the southerly, easterly, and northerly boundary lines of said city and county to a point due north of the place of commencement, and thence south to the place of commencement.

[Construction of sea-wall at certain points.) But no harbor embankment or sea-wall shall be constructed outside of the following-named points and lines, to wit: Commencing at the point where the eastern boundary-line of the

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Presidio reservation, extended in a northerly direction, intersects the threefathom contour line shown upon the chart of the United States survey, and running thence in an easterly and southerly direction, upon straight or curved lines, in such a manner as to approach as near as practicable the extreme outer projections of the water-line front, as described in an act to provide for the disposition of certain property of the state of California, passed March twentysixth, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty-one; to a point at or near the intersection of Second and Berry streets; thence continuing southerly, upon straight or curved lines, in such a manner as to approach as near as practicable the extreme outer projections of the water-line front, as established by the board of state tide-land commissioners, to the southerly boundary of said city and county of San Francisco;

[Collection of dockage, etc. Use of certain streets.] And said commissioners, in addition to a general control over said premises shall have authority to use for loading and landing merchandise, with a right to collect dockage, wharfage, and tolls thereon, such portion of the streets of the city and county of San Francisco, ending or fronting upon the waters of said bay as may be used for such purposes without obstructing the same as thoroughfares;

[Office of—Rates of dockage, etc.] And authority to rent an office in the city and county of San Francisco, between Montgomery, Market, and Pacific street[s] and the city front; and purchase from time to time suitable books for the records of the secretary and accounts of the wharfingers, together with such stationery as may be required by the board; and to fix and regulate, from time to time, the rates of dockage, wharfage, cranage, tolls and rents; and collect such an amount of revenue therefrom as will enable the commissioners to perform the duties required of them by authority of this article.

[Construction of wharves.] The commissioners shall construct such number of wharves as the wants of commerce shall require, and shall locate such wharves at such points and upon such lines as the board may deem most suitable for the best interests of commerce, and shall repair and maintain all the wharves, piers, quays, landings, and thoroughfares the wants of commerce may require, and generally

To erect all such improvements as may be necessary for the safe landing, loading and unloading, and protection of all classes of merchandise, and for the safety and convenience of passengers passing into and out of the city and county of San Francisco by water.

[Purchase of pile-drivers and necessary machinery-Size of slip or dock.] And for the purpose of repairing said wharves, piers, quays, and landings, the commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase or construct pile-drivers, and the necessary machinery to be used therewith, and employ men for operating the same; nor shall any such wharf be constructed upon such place or line as will cause any slip or dock to be less than one hundred and thirty-six feet wide at the most narrow point between the wharves.

[Works for preserving piles and timber.] The commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to purchase or construct works for preserving piles and timber, and the necessary machinery to be used therewith, and operate said works, and for that purpose to employ men and purchase chemicals, or such other materials as may be necessary for the preserving of piles and tim

ber. The purchase of chemicals can be made without advertising for proposals therefor.

[Advertise for bids for construction of wharves, etc.) When they determine that a new wharf shall be erected, or any other necessary improvement constructed, or repairs made, or dredging machines, pile-drivers, scows, steam tugs, or any necessary machinery or material obtained, the costs of which shall exceed three thousand dollars, they shall advertise for sealed proposals for a period not less than ten days, in one or more of the daily newspapers in the city and county of San Francisco.

[Bond of bidder.] Every proposal shall be accompanied by a certified check for an amount equal to five per cent of the amount of such proposal, such check to be made payable to the order of the secretary of said board; conditioned, if the proposal is accepted and the contract awarded,

(Failure to give bond.] And if the bidder shall fail or neglect to execute the contract and give the bond required within six days after the award is made, in that case, the said sum mentioned in said check shall be paid into the state treasury by said secretary, as liquidated damages for such failure and neglect, as a portion of the San Francisco harbor improvement fund.

[Advertisement to contain description of work.] Such advertisement shall contain a general description of the work to be done, the material to be used, the place where to be used, and must refer to specifications, which must contain a full and accurate description of the work to be performed, the material to be used, and where it is to be used;

[Specifications.] Which specifications shall be kept in the office of the secretary of the board in such manner that all persons may inspect the same during the usual business hours of all days except Sundays and holidays.

[Bids to be opened and contract awarded to lowest bidder.] On a day named in the advertisement, the commissioners shall open the bids in the presence of such bidders as are present, and award the contract to the lowest bidder, who shall furnish sufficient sureties to guarantee the performance of the work.

[Rejection of bids.) If, in the opinion of the commissioners, the bids are too high, they may reject them, and advertise anew in like manner as before. If, in the opinion of the commissioners, the second bids are too high, they may reject them likewise, and enter into contract with responsible parties without giving further notice. Any contract entered into without giving public notice and receiving bids, must be at least ten per cent lower than the lowest rejected bid.

[Construction of sea-wall.] The board may construct such harbor embankment or sea-wall as shall be necessary to protect the harbor of San Francisco, and

Dredge such number of slips and docks as the commerce of the port of San Francisco may require, to a depth that will admit of the easy and free ingress and egress of all classes of water-craft that load and discharge cargoes at the wharves, piers, quays, landings, and thoroughfares in the harbor of San Francisco;

[Purchase or construction of dredging machines, tugs, etc.) To perform which dredging the board of state harbor commissioners are hereby authorized

and empowered to purchase or construct dredging machines, scows, steam tugs, and the necessary machinery, and employ men for operating the same.

[Deposit of sand or mud.] When any portion of the premises described in this article shall be dredged, the sand, mud, or other substance shall be deposited in a place designated by the board, in not less than fifteen fathoms of water.

[Rates of dockage.] All classes of water-craft that uses (use) or makes fast to any wharf, pier, quay, landing, or thoroughfare, and lands upon or loads therefrom any goods, wares, or merchandise, shall be liable and must pay the commissioners such rates of dockage as shall be fixed by authority of this article; and all such water-craft as shall discharge or receive any goods, wares, or merchandise, while moored in any slip, dock or basin within the jurisdiction of the commissioners, shall pay one half the regular rates of dockage. Any watercraft that shall leave any wharf, pier, quay, landing, thoroughfare, slip, dock, or basin, unless forced to do so by stress of weather, without first paying the dockage due from such vessel, shall be liable to pay double the regular rates.

[Charge for wharfage a lien upon goods landed.] The charge for wharfage and tolls shall be a lien upon all goods, wares, and merchandise landed upon any of the wharves, piers, quays, landings or thoroughfares upon the premises described in this article; and the commissioners, their agents or lessees, may hold possession of any such goods, wares, or merchandise so landed as aforesaid, to secure the payment of such wharfage and tolls; and for the purpose of such lien are deemed to have possession of such goods, wares and merchandise so landed until such charge for wharfage and tolls are paid.

[Rules of commissioners-Publication of rules and rates.] The commissioners shall have power to make reasonable rules and regulations concerning the control and management of the property of the state which is intrusted to them by virtue of this article, and said commissioners are hereby authorized and required to make, without delay, and from time to time, and publish not less than thirty days in a daily newspaper of general circulation published in the city and county of San Francisco, all needful rules and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of the state or of the United States in relation to the mooring and anchoring of vessels in said harbor, providing and maintaining free, open, and unobstructed passageways for steam ferry-boats and other steamers navigating the waters of the bay of San Francisco and the fresh water tributaries of said bay so that such steamers can conveniently make their trips without impediment from vessels at anchor or other obstacles.

[Rules governing vessels.] And said commissioners may also make all needful rules and regulations governing the removal of such vessels from the wharves and other landings, and from slips and docks as are not engaged in receiving or discharging cargo, prescribing the time during which goods, wares, and merchandise landed upon any wharf, pier, quay, landing, or thoroughfare shall be permitted to remain thereon, and may divide the same into several classes, and may, by such rules and regulations, provide that in case any such goods, wares, or merchandise remain upon any wharf, pier, quay, landing, or thoroughfare beyond the term so prescribed, the respective wharfinger may, under the order of the commissioners, remove and deposit the same in a suitable place, at the charge, risk, and expense of the owner thereof.

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[Goods remaining on wharf more than twenty-four hours.] When any goods, wares, or merchandise shall have remained upon any wharf, pier, quay, landing, or thoroughfare more than twenty-four hours, the commissioners may, in their discretion, charge such additional rates for each subsequent day as in their opinion is just and equitable.

[Landings for exclusive use of federal government.] The commissioners may, in their discretion, set apart and assign for the exclusive use of the water-craft used by the officers of the federal government, such convenient and safe landings as such officers may require, together with suitable premises near such landings as may be set apart and assigned for their use, upon which premises such officers may cause to be erected offices and storehouses to suit their convenience;

[Set apart locality for use of harbor police and quarantine officers.] And the commissioners shall charge a reasonable compensation per month for the use of such landings and office and storehouse premises; set apart and assign a suitable and proper locality for the use of the harbor police of the city and county of San Francisco, and also a suitable place for a boat-house station, for the exclusive use of the quarantine and health officers of said city and county, without compensation;

[Landings for ferry-boats.] Set apart and assign, for the exclusive use of steam ferry-boats, suitable slips, in which such structures may be erected as will secure the safe and convenient landing of passengers and safe landing and delivery of freight; set apart and assign suitable wharves, berths, or landings for the exclusive use of vessels; to construct suitable sheds, gates and other temporary structures as may be necessary for the safe and convenient landing of passengers and safe landing and delivery of freight;

[Landings for fishermen.] Set apart and assign, for the sole and exclusive use of the fishermen of the city and county of San Francisco, such place or places as the said commissioners shall deem proper, sufficient, and adapted for the requirements and necessities of said fishermen; provided, the premises set apart by said commissioners shall be used only for the legitimate business of said fishermen, and for no other purpose; and provided, said commission shall not charge therefor more than the following rates:

[Rates.] For boats over twenty-two feet and under forty feet long, one dollar per week; for boats from sixteen to twenty-two feet long, seventy-five cents per week; and for all boats less than sixteen feet long, twenty-five cents per week.

[Landings for livestock.] The commissioners may assign suitable places for the landing of horses, cattle, sheep, swine; and when such places have been assigned, it shall be a misdemeanor for a commander of any watercraft to land any greater number than ten at any one time from any watercraft at any other place.

[Portion set apart for dry docks.] The commissioners may set apart, for the uses and purposes of dry docks and marine railways, such portions of the water-front northwesterly of the northerly end of Kearny Street, and southerly of the easterly end of Solano Street, as the wants of commerce may require. The commissioners shall not have the right to renew any lease, or

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