Proclamation 3089—Excluding Certain Lands from the Glacier Bay National Monument and Adding a Portion Thereof to the Tongass National Forest—Alaska
By the President of the United States of America
Whereas certain lands comprising a portion of the hereinafter-described Gustavus Area of the Glacier Bay National Monument in Alaska, established by Proclamation No. 1733 of February 26, 1925 (43 Stat. 1988), and enlarged by Proclamation No. 23301 of April 18, 1939 (53 Stat. 2534), are now being used as an airfield for national-defense purposes and are no longer suitable for national-monument purposes; and
Whereas the other lands within the Gustavus Area, including several homesteads which were patented prior to the enlargement of the monument by the proclamation of April 18, 1939, are suitable for a limited type of agricultural use and are no longer necessary for the proper care and management of the objects of scientific interest on the lands within the monument; and
Whereas the lands comprising the hereinafter-described Excursion Inlet Area of the monument were erroneously excluded from the Tongass National Forest and included in the monument by the proclamation of April 18, 1939, and such lands are suitable for national- forest purposes; and
Whereas it appears that it would be in the public interest to exclude the said lands comprising the Gustavus Area and the Excursion Inlet Area from the Glacier Bay National Monument, and to restore the lands within the Excursion Inlet Area to the Tongass National Forest:
Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 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, c. 3060, 34 Stat. 225 (16 U. S. C. 431), section 24 of the act of March 3, 1891, 26 Stat. 1103 (16 U. S. C. 471), and section 1 of the act of June 4, 1897, 30 Stat, 34, 36 (16 U. S. C. 473), do proclaim (1) that all of the following-described lands in the Territory of Alaska are hereby excluded from the Glacier Bay National Monument and (2) that, subject to all valid existing rights, those lands designated and described as the Excursion Inlet Area are hereby added to and made a part of the Tongass National Forest and shall be subject to all laws, rules, and regulations applicable to that forest:
COPPER RIVER MERIDIAN
T. 40 S.. R. 58 E.,
secs. 1 to 3 and 9 to 12, inclusive;
fractional secs. 13 and 14;
secs. 15 and 16;
fractional secs. 21 to 23, inclusive.
T. 40 S., R. 59 E.,
fractional sec. 3;
secs. 4 to 8, inclusive;
fractional secs. 9, 10, and 16 to 18, inclusive.
Also, a parcel of unsurveyed land described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of sec. 1, T. 40 8., R. 58 E., C. R. M.; thence
North 7,920 feet;
East 2,840 feet;
South 45° 00' East to the northeast corner of sec. 6, T. 40 8., R. 59 E., C. R. M.;
West, along the northern boundary of sec. 6, T. 40 S., R. 59 E., and sec. 1, T. 40 EL, R. 58 E., C. R. M., to the point of beginning.
Also, all water and islands lying directly south and offshore between the above-described lands and the center of Icy Passage.
The areas described, including both public and nonpublic lands, aggregate approximately 14,741 acres of land and 4,193 acres of water.
EXCURSION INLET AREA
A tract of unsurveyed land described as follows: Beginning at a point on the center line of the principal channel of Excursion Inlet from which Corner No. 1 M. C. of United States Survey No. 666 bears due east; thence
Northerly along the center of the principal channel of Excursion Inlet to a point in approximate latitude 58'30' N., longitude 135° 30' W.;
East to the east shore of Excursion Inlet;
Northeasterly, southeasterly, and easterly, along a subsidiary divide between two streams flowing into Excursion Inlet, to the divide between the waters of Excursion Inlet and Lynn Canal in approximate latitude 58°29'30" N., longitude 135°20' W.;
Southerly along said divide to a point in approximate latitude 58°27' N., longitude 135°18' W.;
Westerly along a subsidiary divide between two streams flowing into Excursion Inlet to the east shore of said Inlet;
West to the center of the principal channel of Excursion Inlet;
Northerly along the center of the principal channel of Excursion Inlet to the point of beginning.
The area described, including both public and nonpublic lands, aggregates approximately 10,184 acres.
The lands in the above-described Gustavus Area shall not be subject to application, location, settlement, entry, or other forms of appropriation under the public land laws until further order of an authorized officer of the Department of the Interior.
The said Proclamation No. 2330 of April 18, 1939, is amended accordingly.
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 31st day of March in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
JOHN FOSTER DULLES,
Secretary of State
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3089—Excluding Certain Lands from the Glacier Bay National Monument and Adding a Portion Thereof to the Tongass National Forest—Alaska Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307337