PUBLIC LAW 87-12»-AUG. 7, 1961
[76 S T A T.
Public Law 87-126 A»g«.t 7. 1961 [s. 857]
AN ACT To provide for the establishment of Cape Cod National Seashore.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the tioa**! SMlii^e' ^^*^^^ States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the area MMM.*
- *' comprising that portion of the land and waters located in the towns
of Provincetown, Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, and Chatham in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and described in subsection (b), is designated for establishment as Cape Cod National Seashore (hereinafter referred to as "the seashore"). (b) The area referred to in subsection (a) is described as follows: Beginning at a point in the Atlantic Ocean one-quarter of a mile due west of the mean low-water line of the Atlantic Ocean on Cape Cod at the westernmost extremity of Race Point, Provincetown, Massachusetts; thence from the point of beginning along a line a quarter of a mile offshore of and parallel to the mean low-water line of the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay, and Provincetown Harbor in enerally southerly, easterly, and northerly directions rounding iong Point and then southwesterly to a point a quarter of a mile offshore of the mean low-water line on the harbor side of the dike depicted on the United States Geological Survey Provincetown quadrangle sheet (1949) crossing an arm of the Provincetown Harbor; thence northerly, along a line a quarter of a mile offshore of and parallel to the low-water line at the dike to a point easterly of the point of intersection of the said dike with the boundary of the Province Lands Reservation as depicted on the said Provincetown quadrangle sheet; thence westerly to the said point of intersection of the dike and the Province Lands Reservation boundary; thence along the boundaries of the Province Lands Reservation northwesterly, northeasterly, northerly, and easterly to the easternmost corner of the reservation being near United States Route 6; thence leaving the said easternmost comer along an extension of the southerly reservation boundary line easterly to the northerly right-of-way line of United States Route 6; thence along the northerly right-of-way line of United States Route 6 in a general easterly direction crossing the TruroProvincetown line and continuing in the town of Truro in a generally southeasterly direction to a point four-tenths of a mile southeasterly of the southerly right-of-way line of Highland Road; thence easterly five-tenths of a mile to a point; thence turning and running in a southeasterly direction paralleling the general alinement of United States Route 6 and generally distant therefrom five-tenths of a mile to a point approximately 700 feet northwesterly of Long Nook Road; thence southwesterly along a ridge generally paralleling the alinement of Long Nook Road and distant approximately 700 feet therefrom to a point two-tenths of a mile northeasterly of the northerly right-of-way line of United States Route 6; thence southeasterly paralleling the general alinement of United States Route 6 and generally distant two-tenths of a mile northeasterly thereof to a point 300 feet south of the southerly right-of-way line of Higgins Hollow Road;