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19.16.185 Mooring of Vessels.

A.  It is unlawful for any person or corporation to moor, tie up, secure or anchor more than two abreast any vessels or watercraft more than 35 feet in breadth along any dock or shoreline running parallel to the Willamette River, without first securing written permission from the Harbor Master.

B.  It is unlawful for any person or corporation to moor tie-up or anchor any vessel or watercraft, except at an approved moorage or site approved by the Harbor Master.  This section is not meant to regulate normal recreational or commercial water craft or vessels for short periods of time, of less than 30 days duration.  The Harbor Master may extend this time, as necessary, for unusual circumstances, at his/her discretion.