Section 308.01, Florida Statutes 2001
308.01 Appointment and duties.--There shall be created in and for the several ports of this state, one or more shipping masters, to be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the common council of each city or incorporated town in this state, whose business it shall be to provide and ship crews for vessels and seamen, in accordance with the laws of the United States, whenever required to do so, by proper authority, representing the vessels or owners.
History.--s. 1, ch. 1750, 1870; RS 933; GS 1287; RGS 2457; CGL 3866.