Proclamation 2593—Closed Area Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Michigan
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas the Secretary of the Interior has submitted to me for approval the following regulation adopted by him on September 17, 1943, under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, of July 3, 1918 (40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 704):
REGULATION DESIGNATING CERTAIN PARTS OF ANCHOR BAY, LAKE ST. CLAIR, AS THE ST. CLAIR MIGRATORY WATERFOWL CLOSED AREA, MICHIGAN
By virtue of and pursuant to the authority contained in section 3 of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, of July 3, 1918 (40 Stat. 755, 16 U.S.C. 704), and Reorganization Plan No. II (53 Stat. 1431), I, Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, having due regard to the zones of temperature and to the distribution, abundance, economic value, breeding habits, and times and lines of flight of the migratory birds included in the terms of the conventions between the United States and Great Britain for the protection of migratory birds, concluded August 16, 1916, and between the United States and the United Mexican States for the protection of migratory birds and game mammals, concluded February 7, 1936, do hereby designate as closed area in or on which pursuing, hunting, taking, capturing, or killing of migratory birds, or attempting to take, capture, or kill migratory birds is not permitted all that area of land and water of Anchor Bay, Lake St. Clair, St. Clair County, Michigan, within the following-described boundary:
Unit A (approximately 600 acres including and surrounding the Sand Islands lying about 3 miles south of Anchorville), beginning at a point on the north side of the North Channel approximately 6,300 feet due north of the northeast corner of Lot 320 of the Chenal a Bout Rond (Snibora Channel) section of the St. Clair Flats Survey made under the provisions of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1899, Act No. 175, said lot being situated on the north end of the Mud Hen Highway; thence due north approximately 5,500 feet to the 6-foot contour as shown on the U.S. Lake Survey Chart of Lake St. Clair, 1933; thence S. 80°W., 4,700 feet along said contour line; thence S. 25°W., 5,200 feet along the same contour; thence due south 2,800 feet to the north side of the North Channel; thence N. 53° E., along the north side of the North Channel 5,300 feet; thence S. 84° E., 2,800 feet along the North Channel to the point of beginning. The Baltimore Channel, which passes through the area, shall be marked by buoys and designated as a boat lane.
Unit B (approximately 3,600 acres), beginning at the southeast corner of Lot 29 of the Chenal a Bout Rond (Snibora Channel) section of the St. Clair Flats Survey made under the provisions of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1899, Act No. 175; thence west along the south boundaries of Lots 29 to 24, inclusive, to the southeast corner of Lot 23; thence north along the east side of Lot 23 to the south side of the Snibora Channel; thence southwesterly and southerly along the south side of the Snibora Channel to the southwest corner of Lot 1; thence due south 1,600 feet; thence N. 83° W., 7,000 feet (toward the Clinton River Inner Light); thence S. 10° E., 15,600 feet to a line running between Port Huron Gas Buoy and Station 84 of the Middle Channel section of the St. Clair Flats Survey; thence N. 68° E., 10,500 feet to said Station 84; thence N. 1° W., 10,200 feet to Hawkins Point; thence N. 6° W., 4,900 feet to the point of beginning.
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the seal of the Department of the Interior to be affixed, this 17th day of September, 1943.
Harold L. Ickes,
Secretary of the Interior.
And Whereas upon consideration it appears that the foregoing regulation will tend to effectuate the purposes of the aforesaid Migratory Bird Treaty Act:
Now, Therefore, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the aforesaid Migratory Bird Treaty Act, do hereby approve and proclaim the foregoing regulation of the Secretary of the Interior:
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this 21st day of September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and sixty-eighth.
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
By the President:
Secretary of State.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Proclamation 2593—Closed Area Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Michigan Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/357787