Whenever the United States shall desire to acquire title to any land belonging to
the state and covered by the navigable waters of the United States, for sites for
lighthouses, beacons, or other aids to navigation, the governor may, upon application
therefor by any authorized officer of the United States, setting forth an exact description
of the place desired, and accompanied by a plat thereof, grant and convey to the United
States, by a deed executed by the governor in the name of the state and under the
great seal, all the title of the state thereto; and such conveyance shall be evidence
of the consent of the legislature to such purchase upon the conditions specified in
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