Executive Order 705

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Signed by President  Theodore Roosevelt  Wednesday, October 23, 1907
Amended by Public Land Order 4095, September 19, 1966, to remove James Island (part of Quileute Indian Reservation). Also see Proclamation 2416, July 25, 1940.

It is hereby ordered that all small, unsurveyed and unreserved islands lying off the coast of the State of Washington in the Pacific Ocean, between latitude 47° 38′ North, and 48° 02′ North, among which are those named and commonly known as Hand Rock, Carroll Islets, Bald Island, Jagged Islet, Cake Rock, James Island, Huntington Rock, Quillayute Needles, Rounded Islet, Alexander Island, Perkins Reef, North Rock, Middle Rock, Abbey Island and South Rock, as the same are shown upon coast survey chart No. 6400, or upon the General Land Office map of the State of Washington, dated 1887, and located within the area segregated by a broken line and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this order, are hereby reserved and set aside for the use of the Department of Agriculture as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds and animals. This reservation to be known as Quillayute Needles Reservation.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

October 23, 1907.


Quillayute Needles Reservation EO 705 illustration.jpg
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