Executive Order 3203

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search


The area of land hereinafter described, to be known as Fort William D. Davie Reservation, consisting of two parcels, situated in the Canal Zone, is hereby set apart and assigned to the uses and purposes of a military reservation, under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of War; but said area shall be subject to the civil control and jurisdiction of the Governor of the Panama Canal in conformity with the Panama Canal Act.


The boundaries of said reservation are described as follows:

The boundary of the first parcel (east of the Panama Railroad) begins at a copper plug, set in the east curb of the New Gatun road, 100 feet easterly from center line of the Panama Railroad, the coordinates of whose position are Lat. 9°-16′ plus 4519.0 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 207.7 feet; thence,

  1. Northeasterly along a road to an iron rail monument, at intersection of two roads, in Lat. 9°-16′ plus 4661.3 feet. Long. 79°-54′ plus 5819.2 feet; thence,
  2. N. 20°-25′ W., 232.4 feet, along a road to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, in Lat. 9°-16′ plus 4879.0 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 5900.3 feet; thence,
  3. Northeasterly along a road to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on west side of road, in Lat. 9°-16′ plus 5028.0 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 5522.0 feet; thence,
  4. Easterly along a line parallel with and 100 feet northerly from spur track to Agua Clara Reservoir to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, at intersection with Agua Clara boundary, in Lat. 9°-16′ plus 4733.5 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 4806.6 feet; thence,
  5. N. 49°-54′ E., 2044.0 feet along Agua Clara Reservoir boundary to a monument, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 2.6 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 3243.1 feet; thence,
  6. N. 50°-41′ E., 542.6 feet, to a monument, on the boundary of Agua Clara Reservoir, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 356.4 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 2823.2 feet; thence,
  7. S. 87°-57′ E., 2517.8 feet, to a monument, on the boundary of Agua Clara Reservoir, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 266.2 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 307.0 feet; thence,
  8. S. 87°-10′ E., 1873.3 feet, to a monument, on the boundary of Agua Clara Reservoir, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 173.6 feet, Long. 79°-53′ plus 4443.9 feet; thence,
  9. S. 87°-48′ E., 719.8 feet, to a monument, on the boundary of Agua Clara Reservoir, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 146.0 feet, Long. 79°-53′ plus 3724.6 feet; thence,
  10. S. 87°-38′ E., 478.9 feet, to a monument, on the boundary of Agua Clara Reservoir, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 126.2 feet, Long. 79°-53′ plus 3246.1 feet; thence,
  11. S. 87°-25′ E., 1394.0 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, 100 feet west of Panama Railroad track and opposite transmission tower 10-5, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 63.2 feet, Long. 79°-53′ plus 1853.5 feet; thence,
  12. Northerly and easterly along a line parallel with and 100 feet distant from Panama Railroad track, to the shore of Gatun Lake; thence,
  13. Northerly along the shore of said lake to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4789.3 feet, Long. 79°-52′ plus 4765.5 feet; thence,
  14. N. 89°-57′ W., 1377.2 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, cemented into rock bottom of small stream, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4790.6 feet, Long. 79°-53′ plus 135.1 feet; thence,
  15. S. 89°-58′ W., 1388.8 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on the west bank of a small stream, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4789.7 feet, Long. 79°-53′ plus 1523.9 feet; thence,
  16. S. 89°-56′ W., 518.1 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on a hill, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4789.1 feet, Long. 79°-53′ plus 2042.0 feet; thence,
  17. S. 89°-53′ W., 553.9 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on a hill, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4788.0 feet. Long. 79°-53′ plus 2595.9 feet; thence,
  18. S. 89°-10′ W., 301.3 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4783.2 feet. Long. 79°-53′ plus 2897.2 feet; thence,
  19. S. 75°-05′ W., 4760.8 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on a hill, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 3557.3 feet, Long, 79°-54′ plus 1489.9 feet; thence,
  20. S. 75°-05′ W., 728.6 feet, to a bolt, in center of a concrete bridge on old Gatun road, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 3370.0 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 2193.9 feet; thence,
  21. Due west, 410.8 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on north side of old Gatun road, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 3370.0 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 2604.7 feet; thence,
  22. Due west, 1291.3 feet, to a brass plug, set in new concrete road one foot from west edge, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 3370.0 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 3896.0 feet; thence,
  23. N. 30°-26′ W., 2074.1 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on the northeasterly end of the north levee of the Mindi hydraulic fill, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 5158.3 feet, Long. 79°-54′ plus 4946.6 feet; thence,
  24. Southwesterly along said levee to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, on southwesterly end of the levee and 100 feet from center line of Panama Railroad track at transmission bridge, 4-16, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4290.5 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 531.6 feet; thence,
  25. Southerly along a line parallel with and 100 feet easterly from center line of Panama Railroad track to the point of beginning.

All pipe monuments are painted white and stenciled in black "Mil. Res." where the boundary lines intersect the sides of the pipe.

The boundary of the second parcel (west of the Panama Railroad) begins at a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument on the north side of the New Gatun road and 100 feet westerly from center line of the Panama Railroad, in Lat. 9°-16′ plus 4590.2 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 395.3 feet; thence,

  1. Northerly along a line parallel with and 100 feet westerly from center line of Panama Railroad track to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4290.5 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 731.6 feet; thence,
  2. N. 85°-58′ W., 1000.5 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, 500 feet east of the center line of the Canal, on a ridge, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 4360.9 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 1729.7 feet; thence,
  3. To the Canal bank opposite Canal Station 308 plus 10; thence,
  4. Southerly along the Canal to a point opposite the next monument; thence,
  5. Easterly to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, 125 feet east of the bank of the Canal, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 1290.6 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 2205.9 feet (said monument being 1390 feet north of the north end of the north approach wall of Gatun locks); thence,
  6. N. 89°-41′ E., 537.7 feet, to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, in Lat. 9°-17′ plus 1293.6 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 1668.2 feet; thence,
  7. S. 12°-10′ E., 2705.4 feet, to a bolt, set in concrete platform of an oil tank, in Lat. 9°-16′ plus 4696.5 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 1098.0 feet; thence,
  8. Following the road (direct course and distance S. 87°-02′ E., 533.4 feet) to a 1½″ g. i. pipe monument, in Lat. 9°-16′ plus 4668.9 feet, Long. 79°-55′ plus 565.6 feet; thence,
  9. Following the road (direct course and distance S. 66°-54′ E., 185.3 feet) to the point of beginning.

All pipe monuments are painted white.

All bearings refer to the true meridian.

No structure shall be constructed by the military authorities within two hundred (200) feet of the present banks of the Canal.

The transfer of the Fort William D. Davis Reservation is made subject to the continued right of the Supply Department of the Panama Canal to use areas not contiguous to barracks or quarters for pasturage of cattle for the supply of beef to the Canal Zone; the pasturage areas, however, to be available for use by the troops when required for military maneuvers or for target practice.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 

The White House,

22 December, 1919.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).