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SECTION 29
Authorization of acquisition and cession of jurisdiction thereupon, during use for purposes thereof, with reservation of right to serve p...
State (STL) CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE 3
§ 29. Authorization of acquisition and cession of jurisdiction
thereupon, during use for purposes thereof, with reservation of right to
serve process. 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 upon such acquisition on condition that the
jurisdiction so ceded should not prevent the execution thereon of any
process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of the state,
except as such process might affect the property of the United States
therein, and that such jurisdiction shall continue in the United States
so long only as the land shall be used and occupied for the purposes of
cession, unless the consent of the state to a different use has been
granted.

1. In the city of Brooklyn. A tract or tracts of land in and adjacent
to the city of Brooklyn, described as follows: Commencing at the stone
monument, No. 1, at the corner of Flushing avenue and the Williamsburgh
road; thence S. 82Á 25' W., 599 3/12 feet to stone monument No. 2;
thence N. 82Á 30' W., along Flushing avenue, 4,152 feet 6 3/4 inches to
stone monument No. 3; thence N. 7Á 16' E., along Navy street, 903 feet
to the point J; thence N. 25Á 39' W., 479 4/12 feet to point K; thence
N. 40Á 47' E., 1,357 7/12 feet to the point L; thence northeastwardly
until it intersects the continuation of the Williamsburgh line at the
point M, at the distance of 130 feet from the block; thence eastwardly
by and with the said continuation of the Williamsburgh line to the
center of the channel at the point N; thence along the center of the
channel to the point O, at the intersection of the line A B, continued;
thence S. 57Á 30' E., to the point A, equidistant between two piles,
driven at low water mark; thence S. 57Á 30' E., 991 3/12 feet to the
point B; thence S. 42Á E., 1,025 feet to the point C; thence S. 35Á 30'
E., 200 feet to the point D; thence S. 29Á E., 271 4/12 feet to the
point E; thence S. 4Á E., 189 3/12 feet to the point F; thence S. 34Á
30' W., 93 feet to the point G, in the center of the Wallabout creek;
thence along the center of said creek to the point H; thence S. 68Á W.,
244 feet to the point I; thence S. 0Á 55' E., 219 5/12 feet to the
commencement, at the monument No. 1; provided, nevertheless, that the
city of Brooklyn shall not be deprived of any vested rights in and over
Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues, as now laid out and graded, or the
rights of sewerage which the said city may now possess over the property
lying between the Naval Hospital grounds and the easterly boundary of
the present navy yard.

The free, common and unrestricted use and navigation of the waters and
channels of the Wallabout bay, from the westerly line of Vanderbilt
avenue in front thereof, and extending therefrom easterly and northerly
to the East river, is hereby reserved to the people of this state; and
the United States shall not in any way or manner injure, affect or
obstruct the free and entire use and navigation of the said channel, or
the landing places or wharves at the foot of, or where Clinton and
Vanderbilt avenues, or either of them, reach or may extend to the said
channel. Such acquisition has been authorized for the purpose of a navy
yard and naval hospital, according to the plan furnished by the naval
department.

2. On Staten Island. A tract of land on Staten Island, Richmond
county, owned by William H. Aspinwall, lying mainly between the lands of
the United States and New York avenue, for the purpose of building and
maintaining forts, magazines, arsenals and other necessary structures.

3. On Long Island. A tract or tracts of land on Long Island, Queens
county, in a direction opposite Fort Schuyler, East river (and
concurrent jurisdiction over all the shores, flats and waters contiguous
to such lands, within 400 feet from low water mark, measured toward the
channel, and over the land lying between high and low water marks), for
the purpose of building and maintaining forts, magazines, dock-yards,
wharves and other necessary structures and appendages.

4. On Long Island and Staten Island. A tract or tracts of land
adjacent to Fort Hamilton, Kings county, and adjacent to Fort Tompkins
in the town of Southfield, Staten Island, not exceeding 150 acres
together with all the shores, flats and waters within 400 yards from low
water mark, contiguous to such lands; for the purpose of erecting and
maintaining thereon batteries, forts, magazines, wharves and other
necessary structures with their appendages.

5. In Hudson river. Certain tracts of land under water in the Hudson
river, for the purpose of erecting light-houses, beacon lights, range
lights, or other aids to navigation, and light keepers' dwellings, and
which the commissioners of the land office have been authorized to
convey.

6. At sundry places for light-house purposes. Certain tracts of land
in or near the Hudson river, for the purpose of the construction and
maintenance of light-houses and keepers' dwellings, as follows:

1. For a beacon light on the eastern shore of the river near the lower
end of Fish House bar.

2. For a beacon light on a dike above Fish House bar.

3. For a beacon light on the southern part of an island near Round
shore.

7. At Danskamer point, near Orange county. A tract of land not
exceeding one acre, situate at Danskamer point, on the western side of
the Hudson river, at a point near the northern boundary of Orange
county; and also a tract of land not exceeding 25 feet square, situate
at the Narrow channel, on the west side of the Hudson river, in Greene
county, distant about three-fourths of a mile due north of the Four-Mile
point light-house, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining
light-houses, fog signals or other aids to navigation.

8. Near Tarrytown. A tract of land under water in the Hudson river, in
the vicinity of Tarrytown point, for the purpose of erecting a beacon
light thereon, when the site thereof shall have been selected and
approved by the commissioners of the land office and a description
thereof filed in the office of the secretary of state.

9. Sister islands, St. Lawrence county. Certain tracts of land in St.
Lawrence county, known and designated as the "Sister islands," being two
islands situated near the most easterly point of Grenadier island, in
Canada, for a site for a light-house and to be acquired by the United
States before January 1, 1862.

10. At Ogdensburgh, St. Lawrence county. A tract of land in
Ogdensburgh, St. Lawrence county, described as follows: That part of
block No. 45, which block is bounded by State, Green, Water and Knox
streets, between Knox street and a line drawn across said block from
State to Water street, parallel with Knox street, and distant therefrom
145 feet 7 inches, and being 117 feet and 7 inches on Knox street, and
145 feet and 7 inches on State street, for the purpose of a custom-house
and post-office with court-rooms.

11. At Hounsfield, Jefferson county. A tract of land known as Horse
island, in the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson county, for the purpose of
erecting and maintaining a light-house and other buildings connected
therewith.

12. Near outlet of Lake Champlain. A tract of land near the outlet of
Lake Champlain for a site for a fort, and which the commissioners of the
land office have been authorized to convey accordingly.

13. Near mouth of Oswego river. A tract of land near the mouth of the
Oswego river, Oswego county, known as the old fort, military and parade
ground, for the purpose of re-establishing the military post, of
rebuilding the fort, redoubts and barracks, of improving the parade
grounds, and of the erection of a marine hospital, and which the
commissioners of the land office have been authorized to convey
accordingly. Any right, title or privilege granted by the United States
to any railroad company to cross or occupy any portion of such lands,
shall not be deemed a use contrary to the purposes of the cession
thereof.

14. In the city of Buffalo. A tract or tracts of land in the city of
Buffalo, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards and
other needful buildings deemed necessary for the protection and defense
of such city.

15. In Buffalo. A tract or tracts of land adjacent to, or in the
vicinity of, the lands owned by the United States, and occupied on
January 1, 1842, by the light-house in the city of Buffalo; for the
purpose of erecting a fort, battery or other military works thereon, and
which the commissioners of the land office have been authorized to
convey accordingly.

16. At Black Rock, Erie county. Certain tracts of land in the south
village of Black Rock, between Lake street or Broadway and the easterly
line of the Buffalo and Black Rock railroad, or north of block 133, and
between the Erie canal and Black Rock harbor, or lands adjacent thereto,
reserving a free and uninterrupted use and control in the canal
commissioners of all that may be necessary for canal and harbor
purposes; for the purpose of erecting and establishing a fort, battery,
barracks, parade ground or military post, and which the commissioners of
the land office have been authorized to convey accordingly.

17. At Black Rock and Buffalo. A tract of land in the south village of
Black Rock, Erie county, described as follows: Beginning at the
northeast corner of Connecticut street and the Buffalo and Black Rock
railroad, thence first in a northwesterly and next in a northerly
direction along the easterly side of said railroad, to a short street
leading from said railroad to Massachusetts street; thence along the
south side of said short street to Broadway; thence along the west side
of Broadway to Fifth street; thence along the southwest side of Fifth
street to Rhode Island street; thence along the southeast side of Rhode
Island street to Broadway; thence along the west side of Broadway to
Fourth street; thence along the southwest side of Fourth street to
Connecticut street; thence along the northwest side of Connecticut
street to the place of beginning; or so much thereof as may be required
by the United States of America, and necessary for the purpose of
erecting and establishing a fort, battery, barracks, parade ground or
military post; provided always that this state shall have the right to
quarry, carry off, and use, for public purposes, the stone on the
southwest side of the reserve, called the "Military square," and of the
reserve immediately north thereof, until the bank shall have been
penetrated by such quarrying to within 50 feet of the southwest side of
Fourth street; the United States of America being allowed to quarry,
carry off, and use so much stone in said quarry as may be deemed
necessary for the construction of the contemplated defenses, together
with all the buildings and other erections that may be connected
therewith, and which the commissioners of the land office have been
authorized to convey accordingly, and also all lands acquired by the
United States prior to February 9, 1844, under any law authorizing
proceedings in the nature of a writ ad quod damnum, or by purchase of
lands in the city of Buffalo and village of Black Rock, and all those
streets, lanes and alleys between blocks Nos. 186, 167 and 168 in said
village, and between such blocks and the premises above in this
subdivision described.

18. In Sackett's Harbor. Such lands in the village of Sackett's
Harbor, county of Jefferson, for the erection of forts, magazines,
arsenals, dock yards and other needful buildings as the government of
the United States may deem necessary, and on the property owned or to
which it has or may acquire title.