Executive Order 2597

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In accordance with the authority vested in me by section forty-four of the act entitled ‘‘An act to codify, revise, and amend the penal laws of the United States,’’ approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by the act ‘‘Making appropriations for the naval service for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighteen, and for other purposes,’’ approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, do order that in addition to those defensive sea areas established by executive order under date of April fifth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and subject to the same disclaimer of responsibility for damage inflicted as therein proclaimed, a defensive sea area is hereby established, to be maintained until further notification, at the place and within the limits described as follows; that is to say —

York River:
Outer Limit.— Arc of circle with center at Tue Marshes Light, radius 2¾ nautical miles, to line from North tangent Tue Point to Buoy S ‘‘11-H,’’ thence line to Tue Point.
Inner Limit.— A line from Sandy Point to end of wharf on Carmines Island.

And I do further order that the ‘‘Regulations for Carrying into Effect the Executive Order of the President Establishing Defensive Sea Areas,’’ approved by me April fifth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, duly promulgated and published, are and shall be considered as of full effect and binding on all persons and vessels within the limits of the defensive sea area hereby established.

The designated entrances to the defensive sea area herein established shall be as follows:

Entrance for incoming vessels, at Buoy N ‘‘2A.’’
Entrance for outgoing vessels, at Buoy N 6.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 
The White House,
April 14, 1917.


Revoked by

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