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This Pilot Commission with its lengthy and continuous existence is the oldest Commission in the State of California. It was created by the first legislature to be the governing body of the already established San Francisco Bar Pilots.


LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
PASSED AT THE FIRST SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE,

BEGUN THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF DECEMBER 1849, AND ENDED ON THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF APRIL, 1850

AT PUEBLA DE SAN JOSE


Chap. 18
AN ACT to establish Pilots and Pilot Regulations for the Port of San Francisco.
Passed February 25, 1850

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and assembly do enact as follows:

§ 1. It shall be the duty of the Governor to appoint two resident Merchants, and two experienced and resident shipmasters, who together with the harbor master of the port, shall constitute a board of Pilot Commissioners for the Port of San Francisco.

Full text of the 1850 Act in pdf format

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Contact Information

Board of Pilot Commissioners For the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun
660 Davis Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
e-mail: bopc@ca.gov
TEL (415) 397-2253
FAX (415) 397-9463