No captain or commander of any vessel, boat, barge or scow shall moor, anchor or make
fast in any manner to the west side of the St. Jones' River, commonly known as the
Murderkill side, within 1/2 mile of the mouth of the River.
All vessels, boats, barges or scows lying within 1/2 mile of the mouth of the river shall be anchored, moored or made fast upon the east
or what is commonly known as the St. Jones' side of the river, and in such case not
more than 2 shall lie abreast and in no case shall extend beyond the middle of the
stream, and when so anchored, moored or made fast, the vessel, boat, barge or scow,
being next to the channel, shall show the lights as prescribed by law.
All vessels awaiting wind or tide above the limit shall moor or make fast (avoiding
the channel) upon the convex or point side of the river, keeping the channel and the
concave or bend side clear for vessels passing up or down. All vessels, boats, barges and scows going with the tide shall have the right-of-way,
those going against the tide shall be considered as waiting tide or tide bound.
The captain or commander of any vessel, boat, barge or scow upon entering the river
shall house the anchor or anchors, that is to say, so place them that they will not
protrude over the railings of their respective crafts.
In case of damage resulting from collision or otherwise by reason of the violation
of any of the provisions of this section, the owner or owners of the vessel, boat,
barge or scow whose captain or commander has violated such provisions shall, as well
as the captain or commander, be liable to the owner or owners whose vessel, boat,
barge or scow is injured by reason of the violation as for gross negligence, and shall
pay to the owner or owners of the vessel, boat, barge or scow suffering such injury
all the actual damages sustained, together with damages caused from detention by reason
of the injury, with cost of suit, to be recovered by a civil action.
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