2017 ORS 776.025¹
Description of bar and river pilotage grounds

Except as may be established by the Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots under ORS 776.115 (Powers and duties of board) (3), bar and river pilotage grounds shall be as follows:

(1) The Columbia River bar pilotage ground extends from a line across the Columbia River along 123° 44’ 00” west longitude, then downstream to the open ocean at the entrance to the Columbia River, and includes the navigable waters encompassed by the following boundaries: Beginning at the ocean shore at a point that is 46° 19’ 06” north latitude, 124° 04’ 06” west longitude; then proceeding due west a distance of five miles to a point that is 46° 19’ 06” north latitude, 124° 11’ 42” west longitude; then proceeding on an arc in a southerly and southeasterly direction that is two miles west of and parallel to the Three Nautical Mile Line, as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Coast Survey, to a southernmost point that is 46° 09’ 06” north latitude, 124° 05’ 36” west longitude; then due east to shore.

(2) The Columbia and Willamette River pilotage ground extends from the head of navigation on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries; then downstream to the line across the Columbia River 123° 55’ 00” west longitude.

(3) The Coos Bay bar pilotage ground extends from the head of navigation on Coos Bay and its tributaries; then downstream to the open ocean at the entrance to Coos Bay and includes the navigable ocean area encompassed by the following boundaries: Beginning at the ocean shore; then west along the line of latitude 43° 24’ 00” north to the intersection with the line of longitude 124° 22’ 00” west; then southwest on a line to the point that is 43° 22’ 00” north latitude, 124° 24’ 00” west longitude; then southeast on a line to the point that is 43° 20’ 00” north latitude, 124° 22’ 00” west longitude.

(4) The Yaquina Bay bar pilotage ground extends from the head of navigation on Yaquina Bay and its tributaries; then downstream to the open ocean at the entrance to Yaquina Bay and includes the navigable ocean area encompassed by the following boundaries: Beginning at the ocean shore; then west along the line of latitude 44° 39’ 00” north to the intersection with the line of longitude 124° 08’ 00” west; then south along the line of longitude 124° 08’ 00” west to the intersection with the line of latitude 44° 35’ 00” north; then east along the line of latitude 44° 35’ 00” north to the ocean shore. [1957 c.448 §2; 1993 c.741 §112b; 1993 c.796 §1a; 2011 c.157 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 776—Maritime Pilots and Pilotage, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors776.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.