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Pilots may be obtained by calling the Grays Harbor-Willapa Harbor Pilots Association at Aberdeen, or the Independent Pilots Association at Hoquiam, through Olympic Radio Co., call KJQ, and stating time of arrival off the bar. Pilots may also be obtained off the entrance by signals which are relayed by the Coast Guard lookout station on Point Chehalis. The pilot boat is equipped with radio, call KHQF. Charges: In or outPer foot draft.

$1. 50 Plus per net ton.--

.0174 Shifting

15. 00 Minimum charge----

115. 00 Vessels must have full steam for shifting, and it is the general custom to shift berth at a time when the current will be against the progress of the ship.

Vessels proceeding to Grays Harbor from the Columbia River, Willapa Bay, or Puget Sound Ports can usually make arrangements with the pilot associations to send a pilot to the port of departure, thereby avoiding delay at the entrance due to fog or stormy weather. Information relative to conditions on the bar may be obtained by radio from the pilot associations.


Vessels entering Grays Harbor may procure towboats by signals which are reported from Point Chehalis.

The following tariff is adhered to by companies engaged in towing:

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Minimum charge for docking or swinging ship-
Assisting between Aberdeen and Montesano.
Assisting to old Grays Harbor city dock..
Assisting to black tank buoy.
Assisting vessels mooring between various docks according to location of docks

and size of vessels..
Shifting vessels within Grays Harbor.
Scow towing-according to distance towed and size of scow:

Empty, per scow.
For two scows in tow.

$15 to $60.
By agreement.

$10 to $40.
$15 to $50.
Add 50 percent.

The following regulations from the tariff issued by the principal towing companies govern towage operations in Grays Harbor:

Upon receipt of log or pile raft same will be towed to Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, or Montesano, as directed by the owner or owners thereof, or his or their agent, and delivered alongside owner's or purchaser's boom or cavils, and upon such delivery, all duty and responsibility of the company in connection with said raft shall cease. In the absence of instructions from the owner or owners, or his or their agent, as to delivery, the company will secure said raft at convenient cavils or tie-up grounds in the waters of Grays Harbor or its tributaries, and thereupon all duty or responsibility of the company in connection with said raft shall cease.

Any and all claims for damages against the company must be filed, in writing, within 30 days from date of the alleged damage or injury. Such claim must definitely describe the damage or injury, give the time and place thereof, the amount of damages claimed, and state the negligence of the company claimed of. No action shall be maintained against the company unless such claim is filed as aforesaid and unless said action is brought within one year from the date the cause of action accrued.

The tugboat company issuing this tariff is not and will not be liable for loss or damage to log rafts, bolt rafts, timber rafts, or any other material in rafts, boom sticks, dog lines, or on scows, lighters, or any other form it may be called upon to tow or convey. When rafts, scows, lighters, etc., are tied to mill or cavils, dock, alongside ships, etc., all responsibility of the tugboat company ceases.

Services not given in the tariff are subject to agreement, and in case no agreement is made charges will be made in accordance with rates consistent with those of the tariff, it being always understood that rafts are towed with the tide, distance to be towed, weather conditions, etc., will be taken into account in making the charge, by the master of the tug, agent or officer of the company.

Intermediate points pot named in the tariff will take the rate applicable to or from the next more distant point to which rates are named in the tariff.

Where any salvage service is performed the rates named in this schedule are not applicable, but rates shall be in accordance with the usual salvage charges.

In case of assisting steamers, schooners, motor ships, and other similar crafts, the tugboat company is not and will not be liable for any damage. It is understood that the tug is assisting and not towing the vessel, and is at all times subject to orders from the pilot or the master of the steamer, schooner, motor ship, or other craft.

The person, company, or corporation accepting service from the tugs of this company accept and agree to the foregoing rules and regulations.


The term "dockage" in the previous Grays Harbor Tariff has been changed in the current issue to the term “berthage;" the terms however are interchangeable.

Berthage is defined as the charge assessed against a vessel when it is not engaged in loading or discharging cargo for the use of a bertb at a wharf or for being tied-up alongside other vessels berthed at a wharf.


Charges for berthage at terminals
Vessels up to-

50 feet in length, 24 hours or fraction, 75 cents per vessel
51 feet to 100 feet in length, 12 hours or fraction..
101 feet to 200 feet in length, 12 hours or fraction..
201 feet to 300 feet in length, 12 hours or fraction...
301 feet to 400 feet in length, 12 hours or fraction..
401 feet to 500 feet in length, 12 hours or fraction.--
Over 500 feet in length, 12 hours or fraction..--

Foot 1¢ 1726



Vessels exempt from berthage.—Vessels of the United States Government or any other Government may, at discretion of the port of Grays Harbor, be berthed at wharves without charge.

One-half berthagewhen applied.-One-half of the regular rates of berthage will be levied against vessels berthing at wharf solely for the purpose of taking on a supply of fresh water, provided berth is promptly vacated upon receipt of water.



Terminals governed by port of Grays Harbor tariff No. 4 name the following rules, conditions, and charges for wharfage, handling, wharf demurrage or penalty wharf storage, and loading or unloading of rail equipment.


Terminal companies, when equipped to perform handling, loading, or unloading reserve the right in all instances to perform such services and to furnish all equipment, supplies, and material in connection therewith. The following terminals are parties to Grays Harbor tariff No. 4: Port terminal No. 1..

Aberdeen-Hoquiam. Westport fish terminal..

Westport. Right to refuse freight.Right is reserved by port of Grays Harbor without responsibility for demurrage, loss, or damage attaching, to refuse to accept, receive, or unload, or to permit vessel to discharge:

1. Freight for which previous arrangements for space, receiving, unloading or handling have not been made by shipper, consignee, or carrier.

2. Freight, deemed extra offensive, perishable, or hazardous.

3. Freight, the value of which may be determined as less than the probable terminal charges.

4. Freight not packed in packages or containers suitable for standing the ordinary handling incident to its transportation. Such freight, however, may be repacked, or reconditioned, at discretion of port of Grays Harbor and all expense, loss, or damage incident thereto shall be for account of shipper, consignee or


Right to remove, transfer, or warehouse freight.Hazardous or offensive freight or freight which by its nature, is liable to damage other freight is subject to immediate removal, either from the wharf or wharf premises or to other locations within said premises with all expense and risk of loss or damage for the account of owner, shipper, or consignee.

Freight remaining on wharf or wharf premises after expiration of free time, and freight shut out at clearance of vessel may be piled or repiled to make space, transferred to other locations, or receptacles within the wharf premises, or removed to public or private warehouses with all expense and risk of loss or damage for account of the owner, shipper, consignee, or carrier as responsibility may appear.

Explosives. The acceptance, handling, or storage of explosives or excessively inflammable material shall be subject to special arrangements with the port of Grays Harbor and governed by rules and regulations of Federal, State, and local authorities.

Owner's risk.–1. Glass, liquids, and fragile articles will be accepted only at owner's risk for breakage, leakage, or chafing.

2. Freight on open ground is at owner's risk for loss or damage.

3. Timber and log or lumber rafts, and all water craft if and when permitted by terminal operators to be moored in slips, at moorage dolphins, at wharves or alongside vessels, are at owner's risk for loss or damage.

Charges collected, from whom.—Wharfage, loading, unloading, and handling, when not absorbed by ocean or rail carriers, are due from the owner, shipper, or consignee of the freight. On transit freight in connection with ocean carriers, however, these charges (unless absorbed by rail carriers), and any wharf demurrage or miscellaneous charges accrued against said freight and of which the vessel, its owners or agents have been appraised, will be collected from and payment of same must be guarranteed by the vessel, its owners, or agents. The use of a wharf by a vessel, its owners or agents, shall be deemed an acceptance and acknowledgment of this guaranty. Owners or agents of vessels, if and when permitted to make own deliveries of freight from wharf will be held responsible for payment of any wharf demurrage accrued against freight delivered by them.

Prepay freight.Right is reserved by the port of Grays Harbor to demand payment of all charges on perishable freight or freight of doubtful value and on household goods.

Direct transfer between open cars and vessel.—By "direct transfer" is meant the handling, loading, or unloading of freight direct between open cars and vessel by ship’s gear or by mechanical equipment under rental from the port of Grays Harbor. Unless otherwise specified, freight so handled shall not be subject to assessment of handling, loading or unloading, but shall be subject to assessment of wharfage. The port of Grays Harbor will not be responsible for overloading or improper loading of cars nor for the condition or out turn of freight when handled by direct transfer.

Box car alongside vessel.--Unless otherwise specified, freight handled (loaded or unloaded) direct between vessel and box cars spotted alongside or trucked through transit shed direct between box cars and shipside without being deposited on wharf will not be considered as direct-transfer freight but will be assessed the same charges to which freight would be subject if unloaded from cars to place of rest on wharf and handled from said place of rest to shipside and vice versa.

Right is reserved by the port of Grays Harbor to designate what and when cars may be handled alongside vessel.

Application of rates.-Unless otherwise provided under individual items, rates are in cents per ton of 2,000 pounds gross weight or per ton of 40 cubic feet or per 1,000 feet board measure according to ship’s manifest.


Definition.- Wharfage is the charge that is assessed on all freight passing or conveyed over, onto, or under wharves or between vessels or overside vessels when berthed at wharf or when moored in slip adjacent to wharf. Wharfage is the charge for use of wharf and does not include charges for any other service.

Freight not loaded to vessels.—When freight, in transit, is received on wharf from car or dray and is not delivered to vessel but is loaded out again to car or dray, full wharfage charges shall be assessed.

Wharfage limitations.-Freight paying inward wharfage shall not be subject to outward wharfage when reshipped by water from the same wharf. Provided, however, that when such freight has been removed from wharf into warehouse or placed on monthly storage or warehouse receipt issued before shipment, it shall be subject to full outward wharfage.

Wharfage on ship's stores.-Ship’s stores, fuel handled overside vessel and repair materials and supplies, all when intended for vessel's own use, consumption, or repairs, will be exempt from assessment of wharfage unless wharf employees are required to receipt for same. Fuel handled over wharf, ballast, dunnage for cargo, materials ostensibly not for use in stowage of freight taken from terminal at which materials are loaded, and lining lumber for use in lining vessels for grain or other bulk commodities will not be considered as ship’s stores and shall be subject to wharfage and such other charges as may be incurred.

Wharjage overside.—Unless otherwise specified under individual commodity items, all freight loaded or discharged overside a vessel directly to or from another vessel, barge, lighter, raft, or to or from the water while vessel is berthed at wharf or moored in wharf slip shall be assessed one-half the regular rates due according to ship's manifest and the respective traffic and commodity classifications of the freight, but in no instance shall the charge be less than 25 cents per ton of 2,000 pounds, or 40 cubic feet, or per 1,000 feet board measure, as per ship's manifest.


Definition.- Handling freight is the service performed in moving or conveying freight between ship’s tackle and first place of rest on wharf. It includes ordinary sorting, breaking down, checking, and stacking on wharf.

Handling charge defined.—Handling charge is the charge assessed for the service of handling freight.

Right to handle freight reserved.—The port of Grays Harbor when equipped to perform the services of handling freight and to care for same on their terminals reserve the right in all instances to perform such services.


Definition.-"Loading" and "unloading" are the respective services performed in loading freight from wharf premises on or into railroad cars or trucks, and unloading freight from railroad cars or trucks onto wharf premises. The services include ordinary breaking down, sorting, checking, and stacking.

Loading and unloading charges defined.--"Loading" or "unloading" charges are the charges assessed for the services of loading or unloading freight.

Car blocking and dunnage.-Car stakes, lumber, material, and labor used in blocking and dundaging goods in cars shall be charged against the freight loaded at current price of material and labor plus 20 percent. This in addition to the regular loading charge.

Distribution of part lots from cars.-Any portion of a carload of freight not unloaded to terminal but taken direct by consignee from car and requiring only the service of checking shall be charged 20 cents per weight ton. Minimum charge 25 cents.

Spur tracks used for loading or unloading.–The charge for use of spur tracks for loading or unloading without use of wharf shall be for each day or fraction thereof, per car $3. Port of Grays Harbor assumes no responsibility for loss or damage or for freight charges, switching, or demurrage charges on cars or commodities 80 handled.

Right to load and/or unload freight reserved.—The port of Grays Harbor when equipped to perform the services of loading and/or unloading freight reserves the right in all instances to perform such services.


Definition.- Wharf demurrage is the penalty charge assessed against freight remaining on wharf premises after free time. Wharf demurrage rates are as shown under individual items, or 1 cent per ton or per 1,000 feet board measure on open wharf and 2 cents per ton or per 1,000 feet board measure in shed.

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