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Every collector of customs may, after granting a passport, cancel the same, upon being satisfied that it was obtained by any deceit or misrepresentation; or that the permission to leave the kingdom will work great wrong or injustice in the Government, or to any individual.

Every master or commanding officer of a vessel who shall convey out of this kingdom any person not having a passport, shall be subject to a fine of fifty dollars and be liable for all debts which such person may have left unpaid in this kingdom. And if he shall fail to pay such fine and debts, such vessel shall be subject to seizure, condemnation and sale for the payment thereof; provided always that these provisions shall not be construed as applicable to any seaman legally shipped on board of any vessel.

Charge for passport, protest (price of stamp), $3. Charge for passport (price of stamp), $1. A sworn statement of account must be filed in the collector's office within 10 days after protest has been made.

CUSTOM-HOUSE.-STORAGE REGULATIONS. The expense of putting in, stowing, and taking out of stores will be borne by the importers or owners. Any loss by leakage, breakage, or fire shall be at the responsibility of the party or parties who place the goods in store.


The importer is permitted to take out as a sample of each kind and quality one bottle for every one hundred gallons, and one bottle for every tifty cases, free of duty; but for every succeeding sample there will be a charge of one dollar for each bottle.

Before taking a package out of the stores the importer will present an order to the collector, giving the marks, numbers, and contents thereof, and stating whether it is intended for exportation or consumption.

If the liquor to be withdrawn is intended for consumption the duties must then be paid; but if it is intended for exportation an outward entry must be made in the usual form, stating by whom it is to be exported, date of inward entry, vessel's and master's name by which imported and by which it is to be exported.

All liquors in casks will be gauged as they are taken ont of the stores for consumption, and duties charged only upon the quantity delivered.

Liquors taken out of the stores for exportation or consumption must not be in less quantities than a single and original package. (Exceptions are made where the package is a hogshead or pipe.)

OTHER GOODS. Goods taken from the stores must be in original packages. If for consumption, not less than one hundred dollars in value will be delivered, or the remainder of an importation. Nothing less than a whole package will be delivered, except as samples, and then in the least quantity that will make a fair sample. In ordering goods out of the bonded stores for exportation or consumption the same form must be observed as with spirits.


For liquors in casks and kega, 1 cent per gallon per month.
For liquors in cases, 1 cent per gallon per month.
For bags of flour (200 pounds), 4 cents each per month; other sizes in proportion.
For barrels of flour, meal, and bread, 4 cents each per month.
For barrels of bottled ale, beer, and porter (4 dozen each), 4 cents each per month.
For cases of bottled ale, beer, and porter (4 dozen each), 4 cents each per month.
For barrels of beef, pork, and fish, 5 cents each per month.
For barrels of pitch and tar, 7 cents each per month.
For bundles, shooks, and casks' heads and hoops, 1 cent per barrel per month.
For whaleboats, $1 each per month.
Goods (except the above named), 40 cents per ton per month.


Forty feet (cubic measure); 2,000 pounds pig and bar iron, sugar, rice, nails. and similar articles; 200 gallons (wine measure), reckoning the full conteuts of the cask, of oil, vinegar, lime-juice, ale, beer, and porter, not bottled.

Not less than one month's storage to be charged, and (after the first month) if less than twelve days, nothing; over twelve days, a full month.

From the date of each transfer the storage commences anew.

Storage bills on liquors will be rendered every quarter; on other goods, every six months, or as required.


The collector general of customs, under the direction of the minister of the interior shall grant a coasting license for one year to any Hawaiian registered vessel, the owner of which shall have applied to him in writing, setting forth the vessel's name, with the date and number of her register, which license shall be in such form as may be approved by the minister of the interior.

Upon granting such license, the collector general of customs shall exact of the owner a bond, with at least one approved surety, in the penal sum of five hundred dollars, in such form and upon such condition as may be approved by the minister of the interior.

Any vessel which shall engage in the coasting trade of this kivgdom without a li. cense, shall be liable to seizure, condemnation, and sale.

The minister of the interior shall have power to establish rules for the guidance and government of all vessels engaged in the coasting trade, and in case any such vessel shall violate any of the said rules, he shall have the power to annul its license. He may also at any time impress any licensed coaster into the public service, upon just compensation, to be afterwards assessed by the court of admiralty of this kingdom.

All vessels engaged in the coasting trade shall carry the inter-island mails, free of charge, under such regulations as may from time to time be provided by law, or prescribed by the minister of the interior upon pain of forfeiting their licenses.

It shall not be lawful for any vessel to carry passengers between the different islands of this kingdom, except such vessels as shall be especially licensed for that purpose, under a penalty of twenty dollars for each passenger so carried, to be recovered before any police or district justice.

Before obtaining the said license, it shall be necessary that the vessel shall be thoroughly inspectel by the harbor master of Honolulu, one of the pilots of said port, and some shipwright, to be appointed for that purpose by the collector general of customs; and if the said inspectors shall certify the vessel to bestaunch and well equipped, and of sufficient capacity and accommodations to carry passengers, the owner of such vessel shall be entitled to receive a license from the collector general to carry passengers between the islands for one year, subject to all the passport regulations for carrying of females, as provided by law.

No vessel shall carry more than one passenger for every two tons, registered burthen, excepting steam vessels, the same being allowed to carry two passengers for every three tons' burthen; and in case of any violation thereof, the master of such vessel shall be liable to a fine of five dollars for each passenger so carried, the same to be recovered before any police or district justice.

Each vessel licensed to carry passengers between the islands, shall carry on all ber passages, secured on deck one spare extra cask of the capacity of at least two barrels, filled with water; and under her deck, easily accessible, as many barrels of good sound bread or rice and salt provisions and water as may, from time to time, be required by the harbor master of Honolulu; and for disobedience of the orders of the harbor master, by not carrying the amount of water and provisions required by him, the vessel shall be liable to have her license revoked by the collector general, and the master shall be further liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, to be recovered before any police or district justice.

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There shall be levied upon all vessels arriving from abroad at any port of this kingdom where a light-house may be established the sum of three dollars, which shall be paid before departure to the collector-general of customs.

All vessels engaged in the coasting trade shall pay 10 cents per ton as light money, in consideration of which they shall be entitled to visit all ports where light-houses may be established, for the terin of one year, without further charge.


Any vessel having, through her master or agent, fully complied with the laws and regulations affecting foreign trade, and with all the laws regulating the shipment and discharge of Hawaiian seamen, shall be entitled to depart after receiving from the collector of the port a clearance in the form provided by law.

In case any vessel does not sail within forty-eight hours after receiving a clearance, it shall be the duty of the master to report the same to the collector of the port, under a penalty of not exceeding twenty-five dollars, to be imposed by said collector.

No vessel shall be entitled to a clearance unless all proper charges at the harbormaster's office shall have been settled; and the collector may require the master or agent of the vessel to produce the harbor-master's certificate to that effect.

To entitle any vessel to a clearance, it shall be incumbent on her commanding officer first to furnish the collector of the port with a manifest of the cargo laden on board of such vessel, which manifest shall be given under oath, contain a full statement of all the goods on board, expressing contents, quantities, and value, and distinguishing between domestic, foreign, and transshipped goods, and shall also contain a list of all stores taken from bond.

He shall also furnish, in proper form, a list of all passengers intending to depart in said vessel,

When goods are exported from bond it is necessary that the person exporting the same shall make an outward entry at the custom-house, in the form required by law; which said entry must be made before the clearance of the vessel in which the same are to be exported.

If any vessel shall sail from any port in this kingdom without first obtaining a clearance, the commanding officer thereof shall be subject to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, in the discretion of the court; for the payment of which fine the vessel shall be liable to seizure, condemnation, and sale.


Nogoods of foreign growth or production shall be landed or unladen from a foreign vessel, or Hawaiian vessel from a foreign port, at any other port of the Hawaiian Islands than a port of entry for foreign vessels, as created by law, under a penalty of seizure and forfeiture of the vessel in which such goods shall be brought, and of the goods imported therein, and so landed or unladen. And in passing from port to port no foreign vessel shall engage in the coasting trade of this kingdom.

The following are the legal ports of entry:

Honolulu, island of Oahu; Lahaina, island of Maui; Hilo, island of Hawaii; Kawaibae, island of Hawaii; Kealakekua, island of Hawaii; Koloa, island of Kauai; Kahului, island of Maui.

In addition to the above, foreign vessels engaged in the whale fishery shall have access to the following port for the purpose of recruiting and refreshment: Hanalei, island of Kauai.

It shall be lawful for any vessel from abroad, with the written permit of the collector-general of customs, to proceed to any other port or place in the kingdom, not a port of entry, for the purpose of debarking cargo, the duties upon which have been paid, or of embarking cargo, or of obtaining retreshment.

Collectors of customs at other ports in the kingdom than Honolulu may grant such permits for their respective collection districts.


On and after March 11, 1864, the charges for stamps and blanks on invoices valued at ten dollars and under, will be one dollar; on invoices valued over ten dollars and not exceeding twenty dollars, one dollar and a half; on invoices valued over twenty dollars, the usual charge of two dollars and a half.

W. F. ALLEN, Collector General of Customs.

REGULATION CONCERNING RETURN GOODS, EMPTY BAGS, CONTAINERS, &C. From and after the 1st of June, 1867, it will be required that all invoices of “return goods, empty bags,” &c., intended to be entered free, must be accompanied by the Hawaiian consul's, of port shipment, certificate that they are the same goods and in original packages as shipped from this port.


Collector-General of Customs. Approved.

Minister of Finance, ad interim.


For visit of health officer when required.

$5 00 When necessarily detained on board.

- per day.. 10 00 For bill of health on departure...

1 00 Pilot's and boarding officer's fees. (See Pilotage.) Buoys.

2 00 Lights, vessels from abroad

3 00 Lights, coasters, each year.

· per ton..

10 Inward or outward manifests.

2 00 Mail oath..

1 00 Inward entry, goods paying duties

2 50 Inward entry, goods bonded.

4 50 Outward entry, goods bonded.

1 50 Transit entry

2 50 Bond to secure payment of duties...

2 00 Passports.

1 00 Every stamped certificate or blank furnished by the collector...

1 00 Recording bill of sale, mortgage, or hypothecation of a vessel, or copying the same, or certificate of registry, per one hundred words.

50 The custom-house charges for all other acts and duties not expressly provided for by law, as also the rates of storage, shall be such as may from time to time be prescribed by the minister of finance.



Upon the arrival of any vessel making the usual marine signal for a pilot, it shall be the duty of the pilot at the port to immediately put off to such vessel, taking with him a white and a yellow fag; to inquire into the sanitary condition of the ship and the health of those on board; and upon being assured to his satisfaction that there is no danger to be apprehended from any contagious disease, he shall board such vessel, but not otherwise.

Upon boarding the vessel the pilot shall present the commanding officer with a health certificate to be signed by him, and in case the same shall be signed, the white flag shall be immediately hoisted at the main, and the pilot shall be at liberty to bring the vessel into port; but in case the commanding officer shall decline to sign the certificate of health the pilot shall deliver him a yellow flag, which the master shall hoist at the main, and the vessel shall be placed in quarantine, outside of the harbor, and anchored where the pilot may direct.

Any pilot who shall conduct a vessel iuto any port in this kingdom, in violation of the provisions of this law, or any of the regulations of the board of health, or knowing that there is just ground to suspect the existence of contagion on board, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding live hundred dollars.

Every vessel, the master of which shall have declined to sign a certificate of health as above prescribed, shall, upon entering port, be liable to seizure, confiscation, and sale.

If the pilot, after boarding any vessel, shall discover any existence of a contagious disease, he shall not return on shore, neither shall it be lawful for any of the ship's company or passengers to land or communicate with the shore, or board any other vessel, without permission of the board of health, or the collector, under penalty of a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars.

The pilots of Honolulu shall bring the vessel which they may take charge of, fully within the harbor (within the inner buoy, unless otherwise directed by the harbor inaster) and anchor her in a suitable and convenient place, under penalty of forfeiting their cominission.

No pilot shall take out any vessel that may be under attachment or arrest by virtue of any process, nor before she has obtained her clearance, under penalty of forfeiting his commission and paying a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.

If any foreign vessel, or Hawaiian vessel engaged in foreign trade, shall enter or depart from any of the ports for which pilots may be appointed, without a pilot, such vessel shall be liable to one-half pilotage.

All vessels anchoring outside the reef at Honolulu shall, when so requested by the harbor master or any pilot, change their anchorage and anchor in such place as he may direct, under penalty of a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.

At ports where there are no pilots, the regularly appointed boarding officers shall do and perform all the duties prescribed for pilots.

The pilot's fees, boarding officer's fees, and health fees shall form a part of the port charges, which shall be paid by every vessel to the collector of the port before a clearance is granted.

Pilot's fees, from May 30, 1874.

Health fee....
On all war vessels, mail steamers, and vessels under 200 tons..
On all other vessels over 200 tons.

But no vessel to be charged more than $50, in or out.
For anchoring a vessel outside
In case said vessel comes into the barbor.

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Towage rates, from June 19, 1874.
Ships and barks under 500 tons
Ships and barks over 500 tons
Ships and barks over 1,000 tons
Brigs and schooners over 200 tons
Brigs and schooners under 200 tons.

$40 00 45 00 50 00 40 00 35 00 30 00


The harbor masters of Honolulu and Hilo shall have anthority over the anchoring, mooring, and making fast of all hulks, coasters, boats, and other craft in their respective harbors, and are charged in general with the enforcement of all harbor regulations.

They shall also be wharfingers at the ports for which they are appointed.

They shall be entitled to receive, in addition to their usual fees, all amounts disbursed by them for the use of boats, warps, and labor in mooring and making fast any vessel, and if necessarily detained on board more than two hours at any one time, they shall be paid at the rate of one dollar per hour for such extra detention.

All vessels that may enter any port shall be anchored in the place designated by the harbor master, and moved from one anchorage to another as he may direct; and no vessel, excepting coasting vessels under fifty tons burthen and vessels about to leave the harbor, shall quit her anchorage or moorings until the commanding officer shall have received the written permission of the harbor master, under a penalty of a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars.

The harbor master or any pilot, while removing a vessel from one anchorage or mooring to another, may make fast to any other vessel, or to any warp or wharf; and any person resisting the same, cutting away or casting off the warp or fastening, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars; and if such person belong to any vessel, the master of such vessel shall be responsible for any damage resulting from such resistance, cutting away or casting off, as well as for the fine imposed upon the offender.

S. Doc. 231, pt 5—36

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