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
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.