United States Statutes at Large/Volume 4/18th Congress/2nd Session/Chapter 113

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March 3, 1825.
Chap. CXIII.—An Act to authorize the building of lighthouses and light vessels, and beacons, and monuments, therein mentioned; and for other purposes.

Secretary of the Treasury to provide for the building of lighthouses, &c.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 monuments, and placing buoys, on the following sites or shoals, to wit:

A lighthouse on Moose Peak islands, &c.A lighthouse on a proper site on Moose Peak Islands, in the state of Maine; and a monument on a proper site on Stage island, in the same state.

At the mouth of Burlington harbour.A lighthouse on a proper site, at or near the mouth of Burlington harbour, in the state of Vermont.

A house at Nantucket harbour.A house at the entrance of Nantucket harbour, for the keeper; with a tower on the same for the lantern, in the state of Massachusetts.

A lighthouse on Dutch island.A lighthouse on Dutch Island, in Narraganset Bay, in the state of Rhode Island; and a small beacon light on Warwick Neck, in the same state.

Beacons at Mill river harbour.Three small beacons at the entrance of Mill river harbour, in the state of Connecticut.

A lighthouse near Fire Island inlet, &c.A lighthouse near the Fire Island inlet, on the south side of Long Island, in the state of New York; and a lighthouse on Stoney Point, instead of Verplank’s Point, as heretofore directed, in the same state.

At Cedar Point, &c.A lighthouse on Cedar Point, at or near the mouth of Patuxent river, in the state of Maryland, and a small beacon light on Point Look Out, at the mouth of Potomac, in the same state.

A light vessel for Albermarle Sound.A light vessel for Albermarle Sound, in the state of North Carolina, to be placed either at or near [the] south point of Roanoke Island, or at the end of Wade’s Point Shoal, at the mouth of the Pasquotank river, in the same state.

On Point Defer.A lighthouse on Point Defer, in the state of Louisiana.

Appropriations.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 a lighthouse on Moose Peak Islands, in the state of Maine, four thousand dollars; for a monument on Stage Island, one thousand five hundred dollars; and for placing a buoy in Winter Harbour, in the same state, fifty dollars.

For a lighthouse at the mouth of Burlington harbour, in the state of Vermont, four thousand dollars.

For the keeper’s house at the entrance of Nantucket harbour, with a tower on the same, in the state of Massachusetts, sixteen hundred dollars.

For a lighthouse on Dutch Island, in Narraganset Bay, in the state of Rhode Island, three thousand dollars; and for a small beacon light on Warwick Neck, in the same state, one thousand dollars.

For three small beacons at the entrance of Mill river harbour, in the state of Connecticut, two thousand six hundred dollars.

For a lighthouse near Fire Island inlet, in the state of New York, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars; and for the lighthouse heretofore directed to be built on Throg’s Neck, and for the site thereof, in the same state, seven thousand dollars.

For a lighthouse on Cedar Point, in the state of Maryland, six thousand dollars; and for a small beacon light on Point Look Out, in the same state, one thousand eight hundred dollars.

For the light vessel to be placed in Albemarle Sound, in the state of North Carolina, a sum not exceeding five thousand five hundred dollars.

For replacing the buoy at Ocracocke Inlet, and for two buoys to be placed, one at Fulcher’s Point, and one at Cross Rock, Croaton Sound, in the same state, one hundred and eighty dollars.

For three buoys to be anchored at proper places, at the entrance of the harbour of Pensacola, in the territory of Florida, one hundred and eighty dollars.

For the lighthouse on Point Defer, in the state of Louisiana, ten thousand dollars.

For completing the work to secure Plymouth Beach, in the state of Massachusetts, five thousand seven hundred and twelve dollars.

For erecting a pier at the mouth of Cayahoga River, in the state of Ohio, five thousand dollars; and for completing the pier at the mouth of Grand River, in the same state, one thousand dollars.

And for surveys to be made under the direction of the President of the United States, for the following purposes, to wit: to ascertain the practicability and necessity of constructing a pier, at the mouth of the harbour of Marblehead, for the security of shipping; and also a pier in the harbour of Holmes’ Hole, for the same object, in the state [of] Massachusetts, the sum of four hundred dollars.

Approved, March 3, 1825.