Executive Order 8782—ESTABLISHING A MILITARY RESERVATION ON CERTAIN ISLANDS IN GATUN LAKE, CANAL ZONE
EXECUTIVE ORDER 8782
ESTABLISHING A MILITARY RESERVATION ON CERTAIN ISLANDS IN GATUN LAKE, CANAL ZONE
June 12, 1941
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 5 of title 2 of the Canal Zone Code, approved June 19, 1934, and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
SEC. 1. The following-described islands lying in Gatun Lake, in the Canal Zone, are hereby reserved and set apart as, and assigned to the uses and purposes of, a military reservation, which shall be under the control and the jurisdiction of the Secretary of War, subject to the provisions of section 2 of this order:
(a) The island officially known as Zorra Island.
(b) The island officially known as Piedras Island.
(c) An unnamed island whose Geodetic Coordinates are: Latitude 9 degrees 17' plus 3350 feet and longitude 79 degrees 52' plus 2350 feet.
SEC. 2. The War Department shall bear all the costs incident to the establishment of this reservation, including the cost of surveys and of cancellation of any agricultural licenses or other permits which may be in force in the areas involved.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 12, 1941.
Exec. Order No. 8782, 6 FR 2896, 1941 WL 3928 (Pres.)
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Executive Order 8782—ESTABLISHING A MILITARY RESERVATION ON CERTAIN ISLANDS IN GATUN LAKE, CANAL ZONE Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/210600