United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 179

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May 26, 1824.
Chap. CLXXIX.—An Act to authorize the building of lighthouses, light vessels, and beacons, therein mentioned, and for other purposes.

Secretary of the Treasury empowered to provide, by contract, for building lighthouses, &c., on the following sites or shoals.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, empowered to provide, by contract, for building lighthouses and light vessels, erecting beacons, and placing buoys, on the following sites or shoals, to wit:

A lighthouse at Owl’s Head, in the state of Maine.

A lighthouse at the mouth of Great Sodus bay, on Lake Ontario; and one on Verplank’s Point, in Hudson river, in the state of New York.

A lighthouse at the mouth of Grand River, in the state of Ohio.

A beacon light on Cape Henlopen, in the state of Delaware.

A lighthouse on Pool’s Island, and one on Thomas’s Point, in the Chesapeake Bay, in the state of Maryland.

A light vessel at or near the long shoal in Pamptico Sound, in the state of North Carolina.

A lighthouse on one of the Sambo Keys, and a light vessel on the Careysfort Reef, in the territory of Florida.

A beacon on Castle Island, and five buoys near Bristol Ferry, in the state of Rhode Island.

A pier and three buoys at the mouth of Saco River, and a pier at the mouth of Well’s Harbour, in the state of Maine.

Appropriation.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That there be appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following sums of money, to wit:

For building a lighthouse in the state of Maine, on Owl’s Head, four thousand dollars.

A lighthouse on Great Sodus Bay, on Lake Ontario, in the state of New York, four thousand five hundred dollars; and for one on Verplank’s Point, in the Huson [Hudson] River, in the same state, four thousand five hundred dollars.

A lighthouse at the mouth of Grand River, in the state of Ohio, eight thousand dollars.

For erecting a beacon light on Cape Henlopen, in the state of Delaware, three thousand dollars.

For a lighthouse on Pool’s Island, in the Chesapeake, in the state of Maryland, five thousand dollars; and for one on Thomas’s Point, in the same bay, and same state, six thousand five hundred dollars.

For a light vessel to be placed at or near the long shoals on Pamptico Sound, in the state of North Carolina, ten thousand dollars.

For a lighthouse on the Sambo Keys, in the territory of Florida, sixteen thousand dollars; for a light vessel for Careysfort Reef, twenty thousand dollars; for the lighthouses directed to be built—one on the Dry Tortugas, and one on Cape Florida, in the same territory, including the appropriations already made by law, a sum, for each, not exceeding sixteen thousand dollars.

For a beacon and buoys between the Dry Tortugas and the coast of Florida, four thousand dollars.

For placing buoys on certain shoals at the mouth of Kennebeck River, in the state of Maine, one hundred and sixty dollars.

For placing buoys on shoals in Buzzard’s Bay, and at or near the mouth of Aponeganset River, in the state of Massachusetts, one hundred and sixty dollars.

For placing buoys on Long Island Sound, near to Cornfield Point, and in Guildford Bay, one hundred and sixty dollars.

For placing a buoy at the mouth of Scuppernong River, in Albemarle Sound, in the state of North Carolina, forty dollars.

For placing a beacon on Castle Island, and five buoys near Bristol Ferry, five hundred dollars.

For a pier and three buoys at the mouth of Saco River, and a pier at the mouth of Well’s Harbour, ten thousand dollars — five thousand dollars to each of those places.

Salaries to be allowed to the keepers of light vessels.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the following annual salaries be allowed and paid to the keepers of light vessels, to wit:

To the keeper of the Sandy Hook light vessel, seven hundred dollars; and for a mate, three hundred and fifty dollars.

To the keeper of the Smith’s Point light vessel, in the Chesapeake Bay, five hundred dollars.

To the keeper of the Wolf Trap light vessel, in the same bay, five hundred dollars.

To the keeper of the Willoughby Spit light vessel, in the same bay, five hundred dollars.

To the keeper of the Craney Island light vessel, four hundred and fifty dollars.

To the keeper of the light vessel to be placed at or near the shoals of Cape Hatteras, seven hundred dollars; and for a mate, three hundred and fifty dollars.

500 dollars appropriated to erect a lighthouse at the mouth of the river Teche, Louisiana.Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is, authorized and requested to cause a proper site, at or near the mouth of river Teche, in Louisiana, to be selected for a lighthouse, and proper places designated for placing buoys near the same. [That,] to enable the President to accomplish these objects, a sum of money, not exceeding five hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved, May 26, 1824.