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cannot safely be stopped before reaching the bridge, or when a passenger or mail train is approaching within sight or hearing of the operator of the drawspan.
(h) When a bridgetender is about to close a draw, he shall sound four or more short, distinct blasts of a whistle or horn, four or more calls through a megaphone, or four or more loud and distinct strokes of a bell (danger signal).
(i) Trains, wagons, and other vehicles shall not be stopped on a drawbridge for the purpose of delaying its opening, nor shall watercraft be so manipulated as to hinder or delay the operation of a drawspan, but all passage over, through, or under a drawbridge shall be prompt, to prevent delay to either land or water traffic. (Sec. 5, 28 Stat. 362; 33 U.S.C. 499) [Reg., Oct.. 4, 1946 (CE 823.01-Atlantic Ocean, Tributaries)-ENGWR), 11 F.R. 12869]
§ 203.446 New River; highway bridge at S. E. 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (a) During the period December 1 to April 30, both dates inclusive, the owner of or agency controlling this bridge may keep the drawspan closed to navigation between the hours of 11:00 a. m. and 6:30 p. m., except on the hour, half-hour, and quarter hour, when the bridge shall be opened to allow all accumulated vessels to pass. [Paragraph (a) amended, Mar. 30, 1946 (CE 823 (New River-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-6th Ave.) -SPEWR), 11 F.R. 4240]
[Preceding paragraph, in small type, superseded by following paragraph during period covered by this Supplement]
§ 203.446 New River; highway bridge at S. E. 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (a) During the period December 1 to April 30, both dates inclusive, the owner of or agency controlling this bridge will not be required to open the drawspan between the hours of 11:00 a. m. and 6:30 p. m., except on the hour and half-hour when the bridge shall be opened to allow all accumulated vessels to pass: Provided, That between the hours of 4:00 p. m. and 5:00 p. m. the drawspan shall be opened on the hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour to allow all accumulated vessels to pass. [Paragraph (a) amended Nov. 12, 1946 (New River-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-6th Ave.)-ENGWR, 11 F.R. 14327]
§ 203.583 White River, Ark.; Missouri and Arkansas Railway Company bridge
shall arrange for the prompt opening of the draw at the time specified in the notice for the passage of the vessel.
(d) The operating machinery of the draw shall be maintained in a serviceable condition, and the draw shall be opened and closed at intervals frequent enough to make certain that the machinery is in proper order for satisfactory operation. (28 Stat. 362; 33 U.S.C. 499) [Regs., Apr. 26, 1946 (CE 823 (Niagara River-Buffalo, N. Y.-Mi. 33) -SPEWR), 11 F.R. 5128]
§ 203.710 State of California; bridge regulations for all navigable waterways of the United States within California, including San Francisco Bay and connected bays and river systems tributary thereto. * *
(b) Special regulations.
(2) U. S. Navy Department's temporary pontoon bridge across Long Beach Harbor Entrance Channel, between Terminal Island and Long Beach. Closed periods: Between the hours of 6:45 a. m. to 8:15 a. m., and 3:40 p.m. to 5:15 p. m., daily, except Saturdays and Sundays, the drawspan shall not be required to open for the passage of vessels, except in case of extreme emergency. [Subparagraph (2) amended, Dec. 11, 1945 (CE 823 (Long Beach Harbor-Terminal Island-Long Beach, Calif.) —SPEWR), 11 F.R. 3001
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(13) Mare Island Strait and Napa River (i) Causeway across Mare Island Strait between Vallejo and Mare Island; Sears Point Highway Bridge. From 7:00 a. m. to 8:00 a. m. and from 4:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m. daily, excepting Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, the drawspans of these bridges shall not be required to be opened for the passage of any vessels other than vessels owned, operated, or controlled by the United States.
(ii) Southern Pacific Bridge at Brazos. The owner of, or agency controlling, this bridge will not be required to keep a draw tender in constant attendance except when the swing span remains closed for the passage of railroad traffic. At all other times the swing span may remain in open posititon and unattended.
CODIFICATION: In § 203.710 (b) (13), subdivision (1) was redesignated subdivision (ii),
NOTE: The amendment postponing for the duration of the war and six months thereafter the effective date of the regulations and conditions in § 206.95 (33 CFR, Cum. Supp., 206.95, note) was revoked, and the said regulations and conditions were declared to be in full force and effect, by Regulation, The Adjutant General, Mar. 6, 1946 (CE 800.217 (Alaska Waters)-SPEWR), 11 F.R. 2650.
PART 207-NAVIGATION REGULATIONS
Cape Cod Canal, Mass.; use, administration, and navigation. [Amended]
207.100 Inland Waterway from Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay, Del. and Md., Chesapeake and Delaware Canal; use, administration, and navigation. [Amended] All waterways tributary to the Gulf of Mexico (except the Mississippi River, its tributaries and outlets) from St. Marks, Fla., to the Rio Grande; use, administration, and navigation. [Revised]
207.220 Mississippi River in the vicinity of Algiers Point, Port of New Orleans, La.; movement of vessels. [Amended]
207.460 Fox River, Wis. [Amended]
§ 207.20 Cape Cod Canal, Mass.; use, administration, and navigation.
(b) Supervision. The movement of all vessels and craft of every description through the canal, and the care and maintenance of the canal and all property of the United States pertaining thereto, shall be under the supervision of the United States Division Engineer, New England Division, Park Square Building, 31 St. James Avenue, Boston 16, Massachusetts, who has general charge of Federal waterway improvements in the locality, and his authorized representatives.
(e) Obtaining clearance. Vessels 25 feet or more in length shall not transit the canal until clearance has been obtained.
(f) Clearance signals. The following signals apply to all vessels 25 feet or more in length:
(2) Eastbound traffic
(ii) Signals at Station 389. These signals will be operated in synchronism with the signals at Wings Neck except:
(a) In emergencies not foreseen when a vessel passes in by Wings Neck.
(b) When dispatching vessels from the West Mooring Basin or the State Pier.
(c) When the railroad bridge is lowered.
When the green light is showing, vessels may proceed. When the amber light is showing, vessels may proceed through the Hog Island Channel as far as the West Mooring Basin or the State Pier. When the red light is showing, vessels must not pass Station 389.
(3) Procedure in thick weather. (i) Obtaining clearance. When signal lights are obscured by thick weather clearance should be secured by radio or other reliable medium.
(ii) Signaling by vessels. In thick weather all vessels, having obtained clearance, shall signal by three long blasts of whistle or horn when passing in by Wings Neck Light or Sandwich Breakwater.
(i) Management of vessels-(1) Pilot rules. The canal is an inland waterway of the United States and the pilot rules for such waterways as contained in the United States Coast Guard publication "Pilot Rules" are applicable concerning matters not otherwise covered herein.
(j) Statistics. Masters of vessels shall furnish the authorized representative of the Division Engineer
(1) Trespass or injury to property. Subject to the provisions of paragraph (m) of this section, trespass upon the canal property or injury to the canal, lands, banks, revetment, bridges, breakwaters, dikes, dolphins, fences, culverts, trees, telephone lines, power lines, or any other property of the United States pertaining to the canal is prohibited.
(m) Fish and game. All persons are forbidden to enter upon the canal or the lands of the United States pertaining thereto for the purpose of fishing or hunting or taking fish or game by any means without a written permit from the Division Engineer or his authorized representative, except that fishing with rod and line from the banks of the canal at such locations as may be established by the Division Engineer or his authorized representative is allowed without such a
permit, subject to the provisions of paragraph (1) of this section. The fish and game laws of the United States and of the State of Massachusetts will be enforced upon the canal and the lands of the United States pertaining thereto.
(n) Effective date.
CODIFICATION; § 207.20 was amended in the following respects, by Regulations, The Ad. jutant General, Nov. 18, 1946 (Cape Cod Canal, Mass.), ENGWR, 11 F.R. 14515:
1. Paragraph (b) was amended to read as set forth above.
2. The first sentence of paragraph (e) was amended to read as set forth above.
3. In paragraph (f) the text immediately following the headnote, and paragraphs (2) (ii) and (3) were amended.
4. In paragraph (i) the headnote and subparagraph (1) were amended.
5. In paragraph (1) the words "Division Engineer" were substituted for "District Engineer."
6. Paragraphs (1) and (m) were amended to read as set forth above.
7. Paragraph (n) was revoked.
§ 207.100 Inland Waterway from Delaware River to Chesapeake Bay, Del. and Md., Chesapeake and Delaware Canal; use, administration, and navigation.
(h) Traffic lights. Navigation in and through the canal shall be governed by the following system of traffic control lights. These lights, which are of fixed type, are located on the outer end of the north jetty at the eastern entrance to the canal, at Lorewood Grove (Station 39-500) about one mile east of the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge, and on the south bank of the canal (Station 83500) approximately one mile west of Chesapeake City.
Green light. Canal open to navigation. Amber light. Caution. Traffic restricted. Red light. Canal closed to traffic. Vessel must stop.
In addition to the above system of lights, navigation shall be governed by the lights installed at bridges crossing the canal and at the Chesapeake City Office as described in paragraph (1) of this section. [Paragraph (h) amended, July 19, 1946, (CE 800.211 (ChesapeakeDelaware Canal)-ENGWR), 11 F.R. 8536]
§ 207.180 All waterways tributary to the Gulf of Mexico (except the Mississippi River, its tributaries and outlets)
from St. Marks, Fla., to the Rio Grande; use, administration, and navigation—(a) Description. This section shall apply to:
(1) Waterways. All navigable waters of the United States which are tributary to or connected by other waterways with the Gulf of Mexico between St. Marks River, Florida, and the Rio Grande, Texas, both inclusive, except the Mississippi River, its tributaries and outlets, and including the Intracoastal Waterway from Apalachee Bay, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas.
(2) Locks and floodgates. All locks, floodgates, and appurtenant structures in the above-described waterways.
(3) Bridges, wharves, and other structures. All bridges, wharves, and other structures in or over the above-described waterways.
(4) Vessels and rafts. The term "vessels" as used in this section includes all floating craft other than rafts.
(b) Authority of District Engineers. The use, administration, and navigation of the waterways and structures to which this section applies shall be under the direction of the officers of the Corps of Engineers, United States Army, detailed in charge of the respective districts, and their authorized assistants. The cities in which these District Engineers are located, and the limits of their jurisdiction, are as follows:
(1) U. S. District Engineer, Mobile, Alabama. From St. Marks River, Florida, to Pearl River, Mississippi and Louisiana, both inclusive, and the Intracoastal Waterway from Apalachee Bay, Florida, to Lighted Buoy No. 41, Lake Borgne, Louisiana, mile 36.4 east of Harvey Lock.
(2) U. S. District Engineer, New Orleans, Louisiana. From Pearl River, Mississippi and Louisiana, to Sabine River, Louisiana and Texas, both exclusive, and the Intracoastal Waterway from Lighted Buoy No. 41, Lake Borgne, Louisiana, mile 36.4 east of Harvey Lock, to Sabine River, mile 266 west of Harvey Lock.
(3) U. S. District Engineer, Galveston, Texas. From Sabine River, Louisiana and Texas, to the Rio Grande, both inclusive, and the Intracoastal Waterway from Sabine River, mile 266 west of Harvey Lock, to Brownsville, Texas.
(c) Commercial statistics. (1) As required by section 11 of the River and Harbor Act of September 22, 1922 (42
Stat. 1043; 33 U. S. C. 555), owners, agents, masters, or clerks of vessels plying upon the waterways to which this section applies shall submit a report on such activities for statistical purposes which shall contain the following information:
(i) Name of vessel.
(ii) Name and address of owner or operator.
(iii) Type of vessel: steam, motor, sail, barge, or other type.
(iv) Net registered tonnage; if not registered, cargo carrying capacity expressed in short tons.
(v) Maximum draft at time of passage. (vi) Number of passengers.
(vii) Cargo, by commodities, expressed in short tons or other units by which such commodities are customarily measured, giving origin and destination.
(2) All persons rafting and towing logs shall submit a report giving such statistical information on their activities as may be required by the District Engineer.
(3) Reports may be submitted on forms furnished free of charge by the District Engineer. They shall be presented to the lockmaster at any of the Federally operated locks, the gatetender at any of the Federally operated floodgates, or the bridgetender at any of the bridges operated by the War Department, for each trip made. Where no Federally operated locks, floodgates, or bridges are passed, they shall be mailed promptly to the District Engineer. On written request, persons or corporations making frequent use of these waterways may be granted permission to submit monthly statements in lieu of reports by trips.
(d) Locks and floodgates—(1) Authority. The locking of all vessels and rafts and their movements while in a lock, or in the approaches thereto, shall be under the direction of the lockmaster. The term "lockmaster" as used in these regulations shall mean the lock official present who is in charge of the operation of the lock. Passage through floodgates shall be under the direction of the gatetender.
(2) Sound signals. Vessels desiring passage through a lock or floodgate in either direction shall give notice to the lockmaster or gatetender by three long and distinct blasts of a horn or whistle or calls through a megaphone when within
a reasonable distance from the lock or floodgate. When the lock or floodgate is ready for entrance, the lockmaster or gatetender shall reply with three long blasts of a horn or whistle or calls through a megaphone. When the lock or floodgate is not ready for entrance, the lockmaster or gatetender shall reply by four or more short, distinct blasts of a horn or whistle or calls through a megaphone (danger signal). Permission to leave the lock or floodgate shall be indicated by the lockmaster or gatetender by one long blast.
(3) Visual signals. Signal lights will be displayed from sunset to sunrise as follows:
(i) One green light to indicate that the lock or floodgate is open to approaching navigation.
(ii) One red light to indicate that the lock or floodgate is not open to approaching navigation.
(iii) In addition, at certain locks where navigation over the dam is possible during high water, one purple light, visible both upstream and downstream, will also be displayed to indicate that navigation over the dam is possible. If no purple light is displayed, navigation over the dam is not possible.
(iv) During daylight hours large balls, similar in color and number to the light signals prescribed for use at night, will be displayed from a mast on the lock wall or other convenient location and at the site of the floodgates.
(4) Precedence at locks and floodgates. Ordinarily, vessels or rafts arriving at locks or floodgates shall take precedence in order of their arrival, but in all cases vessels belonging to the United States or employed on public work shall have precedence over all others, passenger vessels shall have precedence over freight vessels, and individual vessels over tows or rafts. Small vessels will not be granted separate lockage when larger vessels are awaiting lockage, but will be required to lock through with other vessels. When two vessels approach the lock from opposite directions at approximately the same time, preference will ordinarily be given to the one for which the lock is prepared. When two vessels approach floodgates from opposite directions at approximately the same time, the vessel approaching the gates from the river side