Proclamation 2281—Channel Islands National Monument, California
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas certain public islands lying off the coast of Southern California contain fossils of Pleistocene elephants and ancient trees, and furnish noteworthy examples of ancient volcanism, deposition, and active sea erosion, and have situated thereon various other objects of geological and scientific interest; and
Whereas it appears that it would be in the public interest to reserve such lands as a national monument, to be known as the Channel Islands National Monument:
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by section 2 of the act of June 8, 1906, ch. 3060, 34 Stat. 225 (U.S.C., title 16, sec. 431), do proclaim that, subject to all valid existing rights, the following-described lands in California are hereby reserved from all forms of appropriation under the public-land laws and set apart as the Channel Islands National Monument:
All of that part of the Anacapa Island Lighthouse Reservation, a group of three islets known as Anacapa Island, approximate area 700 acres, reserved by Executive Order of September 11, 1854, except the following described parcels of land:
Parcel I. All of the land comprising the east islet of the group lying eastward of West Longitude 119°22'38'' (North American Datum 1927) comprising 106.88 acres more or less.
Parcel II. All of the land comprising the middle islet lying between West Longitude 119°23'21'' and 119°23'80'' and south of Latitude 34°00'14'' North comprising 7.68 acres more or less.
Parcel III. All of land comprising the west islet lying westward of West Longitude 119°26'10'' comprising 46.72 acres more or less.
Parcel IV. The entire area of Cat Rock, which lies off the southern extremity of the west islet comprising .5 acre more or less.
The area reserved for the national monument on Anacapa Island contains 538.22 acres more or less.
All of Santa Barbara Island, area 638.72 acres, reserved for lighthouse purposes by Executive Order of August 24, 1905, excepting the following-described parcels of land:
Parcel I. Beginning at a point in the high water line at the northwesterly side of the island which bears 258°50' true azimuth from north, a distance of 525 feet more or less from the center of Santa Barbara Island North End Light tower; thence 110° true azimuth from north a distance of 1000 feet more or less to the intersection with the high water line at the northeasterly side of the island; thence along the high water line around the northerly point of the island to the point of beginning comprising 16 acres more or less.
Parcel II. Beginning at a point in the high water line at the southwesterly side of the island which bears 223° true azimuth from north a distance of 300 feet more or less from the center of Santa Barbara Island South End Light tower; thence 90° true azimuth from north a distance of 800 feet to a point; thence 330°30' true azimuth from north a distance of 2150 feet to a point; thence 270° true azimuth from north a distance of 800 feet more or less to the intersection with the high water line at the westerly side of the island; thence southerly along the high water line to the point of beginning comprising 40.96 acres more or less.
The area reserved for the national monument on Santa Barbara Island contains 581.76 acres more or less.
The reservation made by this proclamation supersedes as to any of the abovedescribed lands affected thereby the withdrawal made by Executive Orders of September 11, 1854, January 26, 1867, and August 24, 1905. However, the lands excepted in the above descriptions shall remain under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Lighthouses of the Department of Commerce, as provided by the Executive orders referred to. The Bureau of Lighthouses of the Department of Commerce shall have the right of ingress and egress as to any part of Santa Barbara Island for the purpose of transporting all necessary equipment for servicing the established lights.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, injure, destroy, or remove any feature of this monument, and not to locate or settle upon any of the lands thereof.
The Director of the National Park Service, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, shall have the supervision, management, and control of this monument as provided in the act of Congress entitled "An act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes," approved August 25, 1916, 39 Stat. 535 (U.S.C., title 16, secs. 1 and 2), and acts supplementary thereto or amendatory thereof.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this 26th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and thirty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-second.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Acting Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2281—Channel Islands National Monument, California Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357520