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Executive Order 352-B

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The following is the description from the Department of War's General Order No. 161 of 1905, not the actual order text, which was in the form of an approval of a recommendation from the Acting Secretary of War.


The President of the United States, by order dated September 21, 1905, reserved for the use of the Signal Corps, U. S. Army, in the matter of the operation of military cable and telegraph lines in Alaska, subject to private rights, all public lands at Safety Harbor and Old Woman, Alaska, included within boundaries described, respectively, as follows, viz:


  1. At Safety Harbor: Starting from an initial stake marked "No. 1, N. E. cor. U. S. M. R." true west 1,017 feet to the bank of Port Safety Lagoon, mean low-water mark; also from initial stake No. 1, true south 600 feet to a stake marked "No. 2, S. E. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true west 1,118 feet to the bank of Port Safety Lagoon, mean low-water mark; thence north following the sinuosities of the bank of lagoon to the intersection of the west end of the north limit. Said plot consists of approximately 14.7 acres. From initial stake a Coast and Geodetic Survey tripod on the north bank of safety harbor has a bearing of N. 21° E.; the outermost visible point of Cape Nome bears S. 35° W. All true bearings. Variations 19° E.
  2. At Old Woman: Starting at a spruce stump, 4 feet over ground, as an initial stake, located on the north bank of the Unalaklik River, marked "I. S. U. S. M. R.;" thence true north 790 feet to a stake No. 2, 4 feet over ground, marked "N. E. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true west 1,000 feet to a stake No. 3, 4 feet over ground, marked "N. W. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true south 1,060 feet to a stake, 4 feet overground, marked "No. 4, S. W. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true east 1,000 feet, crossing the Unalaklik River, to a stake, 4 feet overground, marked "No. 5, S. E. cor. U. S. M. R.;" thence true north 270 feet to the initial stake. Said plot consists of approximately 24.34 acres. All true bearings.


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