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Whereas, by Executive Order No. 2825, dated March 25, 1918, certain lands within the Canal Zone were set apart for the protection of the Panama Canal and for use as a military reservation in connection therewith, the same constituting and being known as the Fort Sherman Military Reservation.


And Whereas, certain additional lands located southwesterly and across the Rio Chagres from the said reservation are deemed necessary for the said purposes.


Now Therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, do hereby set apart for the protection of the said canal and for use for military purposes in connection therewith the said additional lands, and declare the area hereinafter described, which includes both the lands originally reserved by said Executive Order No. 2825 and the said additional lands, to constitute the Fort Sherman Military Reservation. The said reservation shall remain subject, however, to the civil jurisdiction of the Canal Zone authorities, in conformity with the Panama Canal Act of August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. 560, 569). The boundaries of the reservation so declared are described as follows:


Beginning at the southwest end of the Toro Point Breakwater, Latitude No. 9 degrees 22 minutes 26.29 seconds, Longitude 79 degrees 57 minutes 06.49 seconds W., the boundary follows the low water line of Limon Bay to a concrete monument on right bank of the mouth of the Rio Petitpie (erroneously called Rio Pilibio in the previous Executive Order) Latitude N. 9 degrees 19 minutes 15.48 seconds, Longitude 79 degrees 57 minutes 14.48 seconds W.; thence S. 49 degrees 15 minutes W., 12,300 feet to a concrete monument on the left bank of the mouth of the Rio Mojinga, approximate Latitude N. 9 degrees 17 minutes 55.82 seconds, approximate Longitude 79 degrees 58 minutes 47.55 seconds W.; thence approximately S. 51 degrees 48 minutes 26 seconds W., approximately 8,451 feet to Canal Zone boundary monument 109, approximate Latitude N. 9 degrees 17 minutes 3.98 seconds, approximate Longitude 79 degrees 59 minutes 53.87 seconds W.; thence S. 7 degrees 48 minutes W., 582 feet along the Canal Zone boundary to the north branch of the Rio Pina, thence down the north branch of the Rio Pina to monument on the right bank of the same river opposite the mouth of the Quebrada Muni, thence N. 64 degrees W. to the mouth of the Rio Majagual on the Caribbean Sea, thence northeastward along the coast to the mouth of the Rio Chagres; thence northeast along the low water line of the Caribbean Sea to the initial point.


The above area is shown on drawing 2407 of the Office of the District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.


There shall also be included in the said area all of the lands and water for a distance of one hundred yards out to sea from the high water line on all shores of the reservation; but the right to navigate and control the flow of the Chagres River is reserved to the authorities of the Canal Zone.

Signature of Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson 

The White House,

6 Nov., 1920.


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