1803Quarantines for vessels entering the harbor were established.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Health

Order by the selectmen of Gloucester on quarantine rules for vessels. Courtesy of Gloucester City Archives, CC143, Box 48, FF8
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The selectmen of Gloucester ordered James and William Sawyer, Pilots for the Port of Gloucester, to not bring any vessels “visited with the plague, smallpox, or malignant fever, or any other malignant disease.”

Gloucester City Archives, CC143, Box 48, FF8
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