Proclamation, July 24, 1926

Purpose: Designation of a Parcel of Land in Hawaii for a Lighthouse

Date: July 24, 1926

(Original document available here)

WHEREAS, by joint resolution “to provide for annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the United States,” approved July 7, 1898, cession by the government of the Republic of Hawaii to the United States of America, of all rights of sovereignty of whatsoever kind in and over the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies, and the transfer to the United States of the absolute fee and ownership of all public, government or crown lands, public buildings, or edifices, ports, harbors, military equipment, and all other public property of every kind and description belonging to the government of the Hawaiian Islands, was duly accepted, ratified, and confirmed, and the said Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies annexed as a part of the territory of the United States, and made subject to the sovereign dominion thereof, and all and singular the property and rights hereinbefore mentioned vested in the United States of America:

AND WHEREAS, it was further provided in said resolution that the existing laws of the United States relative to public lands shall not apply to such lands in the Hawaiian Islands, but the Congress of the United States shall enact special laws for their management and disposition;

AND WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary in the public interests that a certain piece and parcel of land situated at Waiakea, South Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii, in the territory and District of Hawaii, in the United States of America, be immediately reserved for lighthouse purposes;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United Land at Waiakea, on States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby declare, proclaim and make known that the said piece and parcel of land situated at Waiakea, South Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii, in the Territory and District of Hawaii, be and the same is hereby, subject to such legislative action as the Congress of the United States may take with respect thereto, reserved for lighthouse purposes, to wit:

Beginning at the Northeast corner of this lot, the coordinates of said point of beginning referred to Government Survey Trig. Station “Halai” being 3217.00 feet North and 8811.70 feet East, as shown on Government Survey Registered Map No. 2537, and running by true azimuths:–

  1. 360° 00′ 50.0 feet;
  2. 90° 00′ 100.0 feet;
  3. Thence along the sea-shore at highwater mark, in all its turnings and windings the direct azimuth and distance being:

180° 00′ 50.0 feet;

  1. 270° 00′ 100.00 feet to the point of beginning.

Containing an area of 10/100 acre.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 24th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fifty-first.

Citation: The Statutes at Large of the United States of America from December 1925 to March 1927

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the volunteer efforts of Craig Eyermann who prepared this document for digital publication.

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