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SECTION 21
Authorization of acquisition and cession of jurisdiction thereupon without reservation
State (STL) CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE 3
§ 21. Authorization of acquisition and cession of jurisdiction
thereupon without reservation. The United States has been authorized to
acquire the following tracts or parcels of land, and jurisdiction
thereof has been ceded to the United States by this state upon such
acquisition:

1. On the Long Island coast. Certain tracts of land on the Long Island
coast, each tract not exceeding one-half acre in area, for building
sites for life saving stations.

2. Priming Hook, Columbia county. A tract of land one-half acre in
area at Prymon's Hook, otherwise called Priming Hook point, Columbia
county, for a site for a beacon light.

3. Calver's plat, Columbia and Rensselaer counties. A tract or parcel
of land consisting of one acre of the south point of the island known as
Calvers plat. Said island lies in the Hudson river, part in the county
of Columbia, and part in the county of Rensselaer, and in the town of
Schodack; the said acre conveyed under this title is bounded as follows:
Beginning at a stake and stones at the south point of said Calvers plat,
and runs north to stake and stones at a point on the west side of said
island, 6 chains; thence S. 85.5Á E., 3 chains to high-water mark, to
the water's edge on the east shore of said island; then S. 12.25Á W., 3
chains and 11 links to a point on the shore; thence S. 73.75Á W., 1
chain and 75 links to a point on the shore; thence S. 35.5Á W., 2 chains
and 30 links to the place of beginning at the south point of said
island, for the construction and maintenance of a light-house, beacons
and keepers' dwellings.

4. Near Mull's plat, Rensselaer county. A tract or parcel of land
lying in the Hudson river, in the county of Rensselaer, and state of New
York, lying north of a line running S. 76Á 45' E., and more particularly
described as follows, viz.: Beginning at a stake set up at the west side
of an island known as Mull's plat, on a course of S. 76Á 45' E. from the
northeast corner of Barrent Ten Eyck's brick house, now occupied by
Thomas C. Houghtailing, and runs from the said stake along a line of
marked trees standing on the north point of an island known as Parcey's
island, and now in the possession of the parties of the first part, and
then runs from the aforesaid stake S. 76Á 45' E., 6 chains and 60 links
to the water's edge on the east side of the aforesaid island; then
northerly along the water's edge and east side thereof, to the north
point of the aforesaid island; then southerly along the water's edge and
west side to the place of beginning, containing an acre of land, be the
same more or less, for the construction and maintenance of a
light-house, beacons and keepers' dwellings.

5. Poplar island, Rensselaer county. A tract or parcel of land in the
town of Schodack, county of Rensselaer, and on the north end of an
island known by the name of Poplar island, bounded and described as
follows, viz.: Beginning at a stake set upon the west shore of the
aforesaid island, and on a course of S. 78Á 30' E. from the northeast
corner of William O. Lawton's brick store, and runs thence from the said
stake, N. 78Á 30' E., 3 chains and 60 links to a stake on the east side
of said island; then along the east side thereof, N. 9Á W., 3 chains and
59 links, to a point on the north end of the aforesaid island; then S.
80Á W., 2 chains, to a point on the north and west shore of said island;
then along the west shore thereof, S. 14Á 15' W., 4 chains and 4 links,
to the place of beginning, containing one acre of land be the same more
or less, for the construction and maintenance of a light-house, beacons
and keepers' dwellings.

6. Water supply at West Point. Such tracts of lands, lands under
water, rights of way and easements, at or near the United States
military post at West Point, as have been acquired or may be required
for the purpose of increasing the water supply of such post, the
commanding officer of said post being authorized to enter upon any lands
to make surveys thereof for such purpose.

7. Land in the city of Buffalo. Such lands now owned by the state
under the waters of Niagara river or in the vicinity of said river in
the city of Buffalo, including such lands as are now used for canal
purposes in the city of Buffalo and as may be deemed abandoned by the
department of transportation, as may be required by the United States in
the construction of a ship canal from Lake Erie to the foot of Unity
island in the city of Buffalo.

8. Sacketts Harbor. In the village of Sacketts Harbor or town of
Hounsfield, county of Jefferson, to carry water through pipes from the
waters of Lake Ontario and Henderson bay to Madison barracks, for the
water supply at that point of the military post of the United States,
and to acquire the title of lands necessary for that purpose, or the
right of way only. And the state of New York hereby cedes to the United
States the right to lay such pipes under and along the highways of said
state, provided the same are restored to as good condition as the same
were in before such pipes were laid, and to enter upon said highway and
keep the said pipes in repair, upon the same condition, and hereby
concedes jurisdiction to the said United States over the lands and
franchises which the United States has acquired for the purpose of such
water supply, or may acquire.