Executive Order 5786—Defensive Sea Area Off the Coast of North Carolina
By virtue of authority vested in me as Chief Executive and by the provisions of section 44 of the Criminal Code (U.S. Code, title 18, sec. 96), I hereby declare the following bounded waters off the coast of North Carolina and southeast of Kittyhawk Coast Guard Station, comprising approximately two-thirds of a square mile, to be a defensive sea area for purposes of national defense:
Beginning at a point latitude 36° 03' N., longitude 75° 37'.4 W.; thence to a point latitude 36° 03'.3 N., longitude 75° 36'.7 W.; thence to a point latitude 36° 02'.28 N., longitude 75° 36'.15 W.; thence to a point latitude 36° 02' N., longitude 75° 36'.8 W.; and thence to point of beginning.
At no time shall vessels or other craft be navigated within the area above defined except such as are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy.
Any violations of the provisions of this order shall be subject to the penalties provided by law.
The White House,
January 30, 1932.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5786—Defensive Sea Area Off the Coast of North Carolina Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361341