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Executive Order 7747—ESTABLISHING A DEFENSIVE SEA AREA OFF THE COAST OF SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND CALIFORNIA

November 20, 1937

EXECUTIVE ORDER 7747

ESTABLISHING A DEFENSIVE SEA AREA OFF THE COAST OF SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND

November 20, 1937

CALIFORNIA

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the provisions of section 44 of the Criminal Code, as amended (U.S.C., title 18, sec. 96), the area of water surrounding San Clemente Island, California, extending from low- water mark out for a distance of three hundred yards beyond low-water mark, is hereby established as a defensive sea area for purposes of national defense, subject to the uses reserved for the Department of Commerce in Executive Order No. 6897, dated November 7, 1934.

At no time shall vessels or other craft be navigated within the defensive sea area above defined except such as are authorized by the Secretary of the Navy.

Any person violating the provisions of this order shall be subject to the penalties provided by law.

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

THE WHITE HOUSE,

November 20, 1937.

Exec. Order No. 7747, 2 FR 2947, 1937 WL 2886 (Pres.)

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 7747—ESTABLISHING A DEFENSIVE SEA AREA OFF THE COAST OF SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND CALIFORNIA Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/210363

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