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PBOCLAMATIONS. No. 3. 1221 fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1893, inrther amended the V¤l·27· P- ***3- act of May 24, 1890, as follows:

    • That an act approved May twentyfourth eighteen hundred and

ninety, entitled ‘An act to amend an act entitled *‘An act to aid vessels wrecked or disabled in waters coterminous to the United States and the Dominion of Canada,’” approved June nineteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, be, and is hereby, amended by striking out the words *the Welland Canal ;’” And Whereas by an Order in Council dated May 17, 1893, the Government of the Dominion of Canada has proclaimed an act entitled

  • ·An act respecting aid by United States wreckers in Canadian waters,"

to take etlect June 1, 1893, said act reading as follows:-

    • Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate

and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

    • 1. United States vessels and wrecking appliances may salve any

property wrecked, and may render aid and assistance to any vessels wrecked, disabled, or in distress, in the waters of Canada contiguous to the United States.

    • 2 Aid and assistance include all necessary towing incident thereto.
    • 3. Nothing in the customs or coasting laws of Canada shall restrict

the salving operations of uch vessels or wrecking appliances.

    • 4. This act shall come into force from and after a date to be named

in a proclamation by the Governor-General, which proclamation may be issued when the Governor in Council is advised that the privilege of salving any property wrecked or of aiding any vessels wrecked, disabled, or in distress, in United States waters contiguous to Canada, will be extended to Canadian vessels and wrecking appliances to the extent to which such privilege is granted by this act to United States vessels and wrecking appliances.

    • 5. This act shall cease to be in force from and after a date to be

named in a proclamation to be issued by the G-overnor~General to the effect that the said reciprocal privilege has been withdrawn, revoked or rendered inoperative with respect to Canadian vessels or wrecking appliances in United States water contiguous to Canada;" And Whereas said proclamation of the Governor-General of Canada was communicated to this Government by Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador on the 2d day of June last:-- Now, therefore, being thus satisfied that the privilege of aiding t_§•¤·•:Q¤ ,*;·;·_9,¤¤:. American or other vessels and property wrecked, disabled, or in dis- ..sn"}l»ci°l, sa., ni tress, in Canadian waters contiguous to the United States has been g,’;m*},5‘;{f,*C]_';u'f,:• extended by the Government of the Dominion of Canada to American ` vessels and wrecking appliances of all descriptions, I, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States of America, in virtue of the authority conferred upon me by the aforesaid act of Congress. approved May 24, 1890, do proclaim that the condition specified in the legislation of Congress aforesaid now exists and is fulfilled and that the provisions of said act of May 24, 1890, whereby Canadian vessels and wrecking appliances may render aid and assistance to Canadian and other ves sels and property wrecked, disabled or in distress, in the waters of the United States contiguous to the Dominion of Canada, including the Canal and improvement of the waters between Lake Erie and Lake Huron and the waters of the Saint Mary’s River and Canal, are now in full force and etlect. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be hereunto affixed. Done at the City of lVashington this seventeenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three and of [SEAL the independence of the United States the one hundred and

 eighteenth.

Gnovmr. CLEVELAND. By the President W. Q. Gnnsnam Secretary of State.