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The United States has been authorized to acquire the following tracts or parcels of land, and jurisdiction thereof has been ceded to the United States by this state upon such acquisition, on condition that such jurisdiction should not prevent the execution thereon of any process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of the state, except as such process might affect the property of the United States therein:
1. At Bluff point, Staten Island. A tract at Bluff point, Staten Island, for the erection of fortifications thereon.
2. On Staten Island. Certain lands on Staten Island belonging to the state of New York and used for military purposes, prior to February 6, 1836, required by the United States for the construction and maintenance of proper defenses for the protection of the harbor of New York, and which the commissioners of the land office have been authorized to convey accordingly.
3. At Black Rock, Erie county. A tract or tracts of land in the south village of Black Rock, at or near Buffalo, being so much of blocks Nos. 167, 168 and 186, in such village, required for the site of barracks and defensive works.
4. At sundry places for light-house purposes. Certain tracts of land, and land under water, for the construction and maintenance of light-houses, beacon lights and keepers' dwellings:
For a beacon or range light on Staten Island, in the rear of the Elm Tree beacon, to serve as a range for the Swash channel.
For a light-house on Point au Roche, on the west side of Lake Champlain.
For three beacons in the Hudson river--one at the south point of the island east of Barren Island; one at the north point of the island opposite and east of Coeymans' bar; and one on the point of the island at the mouth of Schodack channel, and opposite Mall rocks.
For a beacon to be placed on the extreme eastern point of the north fork of Long Island.
For a light-house on or near Carlton head, in the St. Lawrence river.
For a beacon light on south end of Cow or Campbell's island, in the Hudson river, near Castleton.
For a beacon light on Little island, in the Hudson river, near New Baltimore.
For a beacon light at Priming Hook point, east side of Hudson river, north of Hudson city.
For a beacon light west side of Hudson river, between Athens and Catskill.
For a first-class light-house near “Great West bay,” Suffolk county, Long Island, New York.
For a beacon light at Lloyd's harbor, Suffolk county, Long Island, New York.
For a light-house at Horton's point, Suffolk county, Long Island, New York.
For a light-house at Race point, Fisher's island, Suffolk county, New York.
For a light-house at or near Windmill point, Lake Champlain, New York.
For a beacon light on “Isle au Motte,” Lake Champlain, New York.
For nine beacon lights near Whitehall, Lake Champlain, New York.
On Fisher's island, eastern end of Long Island sound, New York, ten and three-tenths acres, more or less. On Barber's point, Lake Champlain, New York, nine acres, more or less. On Bluff point, Valcour island, Lake Champlain, New York, two acres, more or less. On the west bank of Oak Orchard creek, near its mouth, in Orleans county, purchased from Abram V. Clark of the same county, one-half acre, more or less; and at Fair Haven, Cayuga county, New York, five acres or less.
For a light-house on North Brother island or vicinity, East river, New York.
For a light-house on Hart island or vicinity, western end of Long Island sound, New York.
For a light-house at or near Crown Point, Lake Champlain, New York.
For a light-house site and keeper's dwelling on Cumberland head, in the county of Clinton, not exceeding ten acres, adjoining the site occupied by a light-house in 1872.
For a light-house and other light-house purposes on Lake Ontario, in the town of Somerset, county of Niagara.
For light-houses on the Hudson river, at Tarrytown, Livingston creek and in Persey's reach, between Catskill and Hudson.
5. At Suspension Bridge. A tract of land in the village of Niagara city, New York, described as follows: “Beginning at the northeast intersection of Bridge and Spring avenues, and running in a northerly direction along said Spring avenue eighty-six feet and seven inches; thence running easterly in a line parallel with the line of Bath avenue sixty-four feet, more or less, to a point sixteen feet from the lands of the New York Central railroad company; thence northerly to Bath avenue, parallel with and distant sixteen feet from the said lands of the New York Central railroad company; thence easterly along Bath avenue sixteen feet; thence southerly 117 feet, eleven inches, more or less, to the line of Bridge avenue; and thence westerly along the line of Bridge avenue seventy-five feet, to the point or place of beginning,” for the purpose of a custom-house and post-office.
6. At Oswego. A tract of land in the city of Oswego, described as follows: “Commencing at the southwestern angle of the cut stone work of the United States pier, runs thence S. 3° W., 7 feet, to the east side line of Third street; thence S. 17° E., along said street line, 36 feet; thence S. 87° E., 115 feet; thence N. 3° E., 261 feet, to a point in the west line of Second street prolonged; thence N. 17° W., along said Second street, 120 feet to the northerly side of the United States pier; thence S. 56°30′ W., along the northern line of said pier, 110 feet, to the northwestern angle thereof; thence S. 17° E., along the westerly side of said pier, 250 feet, to the place of beginning,” for the purpose of erecting, repairing and maintaining a pier for the protection of the harbor of Oswego.
7. At Oswego. A tract of land in the north end of blocks four and five, of military lot number five, in the first ward of the city of Oswego, and described as follows: “Beginning at a point on the margin of Lake Ontario, 164.35 feet S. 88°14′ E. of the point of intersection of the west line of Fourth avenue with the east side of the new pier, and running thence S. 3°30′ W., parallel to the line of Fourth avenue, 155.02 feet to a nail in a stake, marked ‘U.S.;’ thence N. 86°30′ W., at right angles with the last mentioned line, and with the line of Fourth avenue, and passing through a nail in a stake on the west line of Fourth avenue 150 feet, from its intersection with the east line of the pier, 406.25 feet, to a nail in a stake, marked ‘U.S.;’ thence N. 3°30′ E., parallel to the line of Fourth avenue, and at right angles with the last mentioned line 75.95 feet, to a cross on a boulder on the margin of the lake; thence along the margin of the lake, at low water mark, to the place of beginning, together with all the land under water lying in front of the said above bounded and described premises; the plat so bounded containing, exclusive of the land under water, 1.201 acres of land,” for occupation for the storage of materials, and as sites for offices and storehouses, for the purpose of erecting, repairing and maintaining a pier, for the formation of a harbor at Oswego.
8. At West Point, Orange county. A tract or tracts of land constituting, on May 15, 1888, the whole or a part of the estate of E. V. Kinsley, deceased, and to the south of and adjoining the government lands at West Point, Orange county, for the erection and maintenance of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, military academy, hospitals and other needful buildings.
9. Round pond, Orange county. A tract of land and land under water known as Round pond, in the town of Highlands, Orange county, and certain lands adjacent thereto amounting in all to 49.72 acres, for increasing the water supply of West Point; and any minerals, mineral right, or right appertaining to such mineral right, in such pond, and the lands adjacent thereto, owned by the United States, and in lands through which the right of laying a water pipe from such pond to the lands of the United States at West Point, was granted prior to January 1, 1881.
10. At Whitehall narrows, Lake Champlain. A tract of land under water in Whitehall narrows, Lake Champlain, at a point on the westerly edge of the channel opposite Devil's Pulpit, so called, in the town of Dresden, Washington county, described as follows: A circle 200 feet in diameter, the center of which bears from the following points as follows: From beacon No. 12, N. 45°30′ E.; from beacon No. 15, S. 37° W.; from Devil's Pulpit, S. 60° E.; from Pulpit point, N. 50° E., for the purpose of erecting a light-house thereon, and which the commissioners of the land office have been authorized to convey accordingly.
11. At Whitestone point, Queens county. A tract of land twenty-five feet square, situate on the north end of Whitestone point, Queens county, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining lights or other aids to navigation thereon.
12. On Riker's island, East river. A tract of land of the area of a circle of twenty-five feet in diameter, on the northwest point of Riker's island, East river, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining lights or other aids to navigation thereon.
13. At Spuyten Duyvil. Certain tracts of land, or land under water, necessary for the improvement of the Harlem river and Spuyten Duyvil creek, and for the construction of a channel, from the North river to the East river, through the Harlem kills.
14. In the city of New York. A certain tract or tracts of land in the city of New York, being such parts of the City Hall park as have been conveyed to the United States by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York; except such part of such land as may have been reconveyed by the United States to the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York.
15. In the city of Kingston for the purpose of a federal building. All that certain lot and piece of land in the city of Kingston, beginning on the northerly line of Broadway where said northerly line of Broadway is intersected by the easterly line of Grand street, and from said point of beginning running along the easterly side of Grand street aforesaid north thirty-nine degrees twenty-six minutes east fifty-seven feet three inches to the southerly line of Prince street; thence along the said southerly line of Prince street south eighty-two degrees east one hundred seventy-four feet to a stake on said southerly line of Prince street; thence from said stake south twenty-two degrees west seventy-one feet to a stake set in the ground, from said last mentioned stake north fifty-nine degrees thirty-two minutes east thirty-two feet one inch to a stake set in the ground; thence from said last mentioned stake south thirty-one degrees thirteen minutes west sixty-eight and thirty-five one-hundredths feet to a point on Broadway one hundred forty-eight feet from the place of beginning; and thence from said point along the north line of Broadway aforesaid north fifty-three degrees thirty-two minutes west one hundred forty-eight feet to the place of beginning; containing about fifteen thousand one hundred square feet.
16. In the city of New York. The block of land bounded by Bowling Green, Whitehall, Bridge and State streets, for a site for a custom-house.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, State Law - STL § 23. Authorization of acquisition and cession of jurisdiction thereupon, with reservation of right to serve process - last updated January 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ny/state-law/stl-sect-23/
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