Executive Order 7521—Use of Vessels for Ice-Breaking Operations in Channels and Harbors
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States it is hereby ordered as follows:
1. The Coast Guard, operating under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury, is hereby directed to assist in keeping open to navigation by means of ice-breaking operations, in so far as practicable and as the exigencies may require, channels and harbors in accordance with the reasonable demands of commerce; and to use for that purpose such vessels subject to its control and jurisdiction or which may be made available to it under paragraph 2 hereof as are necessary and are reasonably suitable for such operations.
2. The Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of Commerce are hereby directed to cooperate with the Coast Guard in such ice-breaking operations, and to furnish the Coast Guard, upon the request of the Commandant thereof, for this service such vessels under their jurisdiction and control as in the opinion of the Commandant, with the concurrence of the head of the Department concerned, are available and are, or may readily be made, suitable for this service.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 21, 1936.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7521—Use of Vessels for Ice-Breaking Operations in Channels and Harbors Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/356206