Executive Order 4712


Under authority of the act of Congress approved June 4, 1897 (30 Stat., 11, 34-36), and on the recommendation of the Secretary of Agriculture, it is hereby ordered that the tracts of land, in Alaska, lying within the following described boundaries, in and surrounding the native villages of Angoon, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Kake, Kasaan, Klawak and Yakutat, be and the same are hereby excluded from the Tongass National Forest:


Angoon: Beginning at corner No. 1 M.C., a whale jawbone 3½ feet long by 6 inches in diameter scribed 1 M.C. AELIM, placed on end in a crevice of bed rock and surrounded by a mound of stone, located at the line of mean high tide on the southwest shore of Kootznahoo Inlet, Admiralty Island, approximately in longitude of 134° 35′ W., latitude 57° 30′ N., thence following the line of mean high tide of said inlet to corner No 2 M.C.; thence due west 18.12 chains to corner No. 3 M.C.; thence by meander at line of mean high tide along shores of Chatham Straits to corner No. 4 M.C.; thence due east 9.39 chains to corner No.5, not set; thence due north 27.21 chains to corner No. 1 M.C., the place of beginning, containing approximately 52.58 acres;


Hoonah: Beginning at corner No. 1, and meander corner of this survey, a rock outcrop situated at mean high tide line on easterly shore of Port Frederick, Chickagoff Island, and on left bank of small creek, showing 4x10x2 feet above ground, marked with a cross (X) on top face and 1 HEMC southwest of cross; thence following the mean high tide line of Port Frederick approximately 130.09 chains to corner No. 2 M.C.; thence north 51° 00′ E. 10 chains to corner No. 3; thence S. 46° 38′ E., 119.37 chains to corner No.4; thence S. 51° 00′ W.,10 chains to corner No. 1, the place of beginning, containing approximately 158.04 acres;


Hydaburg: beginning at corner No. 1, a cedar post set in the ground and surround with stones, at the line of mean high tide on the easterly shore of Sukkwan Strait at the head of a small cove north of Hydaburg village, and at the mouth of a small stream flowing into this cove; thence following the line of mean high tide of said strait to corner No. 2; thence N. 37° W. 78 chains to corner No. 1, the place of beginning, containing approximately 189 acres;


Kake: Beginning at M.C. corner No. 1, which is identical with M.C. No. 1 of H.E.S. No. 56, a schist stone 24x8x8 inches, 14 inches in the ground, over a stone marked with a cross for meander corner and corner No. 1 of survey, marked 1 H.E.S. No. 56 on side facing the chain and M.C. on side facing Keku Strait; thence following the mean high tide of said strait to corner No. 2 M.C.; thence N. 40° 30′ E. on a true line, 12.80 chains to corner No. 3; thence S. 41° E. 56 chains to corner No. 4 M.C. which is identical with corner No. 2 of H.E.S. No. 56; thence following the line of mean high tide on right bank of Gunnock Creek and the meander of H.E.S. No. 56 to mouth of said creek and east shore of Keku Strait, thence along said strait at line of mean high tide approximately 13.70 chains to corner No.1, the place of beginning, containing approximately 94.36 acres;


Kasaan: Beginning at corner No. 1 identical with U.S. Location Monument No. 5 on the north shore of Kasaan Bay, Prince of Wales Island, approximately in latitude 65° 32′ N., longitude 132° 24′ W; thence along the shore of said bay at line of mean high tide to corner No. 2 M.C.; thence north 10 chains to corner No. 3, not set; thence approximately N. 73° 15′ E 18.85 chains to corner No. 4, which is identical with corner No. 2 of U.S. Survey No. 280; thence retracing line of said Survey No. 280 S. 72° 09′ E., 3.31 chains to corner No. 5 which is identical with corner No. 3 of said survey; thence S. 42° 30′ E., 27.45 chains to corner No. 6, which is identical with corner No. 4 of said Survey No. 280, and also corner No. 3 of the Booth Fisheries Company's Elimination; thence S. 31° 30′ W. 13 chains to corner No. 7 M.C., identical with corner No. 2 M.C. of the said company's elimination; thence along shore of Kasaan Bay at time of mean high tide to corner No. 8, identical with corner No. 5 M.C. of said survey No 280, thence continuing the meanders of said bay to corner No. 9 M.C., which is identical with corner No. 6 M.C. of said survey; thence continuing the meanders of said bay to corner No. 1, the place of beginning, containing approximately 44.69 acres;


Klawak: Beginning at corner No. 1, M.C., identical with corner No. 1 M.C. of U.S. Survey No. 1101 of the North Pacific Trading and Packing Company situated on the shore of Klawak Harbor at the line of mean high tied, from which U.S.L.M No. 1101 bears S. 52° 42′ E., 1.54 chains distant; thence along the east boundary of Survey 1101 to corner No. 2 M.C., which is identical with corner No. 4 M.C. of said survey; thence along the shores of Klawak Harbor and Inlet at the line of mean high tide to corner No. 1, the place of beginning, containing approximately 195 acres;


Yakutat: Beginning at corner No. 1. M. C., identical with corner 1 and M.C. of Yakutat and Southern Railroad Terminal Ground on east shore of Monti Bay, approximately in latitude 59° 32½′ N., longitude 139° 44′ W., thence south 5.19 chains to corner No. 2; thence east 16.11 chains to corner No. 3; thence north 65.18 chains to corner No. 4, on line of U.S. Survey No. 659, not set; thence following along line of said Survey No. 659, N. 49° 20′ E. 19.80 chains to corner No. 5, identical with corner 7 of said Survey No. 659; thence along line of said survey N. 40° W 31.66 chains to corner No. 6 M.C., which is identical with corner No. 6 M.C. of said Survey No. 659; thence along shore of Puget Cove following line of said Survey to corner No. 7 M.C., identical with corner 5 and M.C. of said survey; thence along line of said survey S. 49° 20′ W., 43.38 chains to corner No. 8 M.C., identical with corner No. 4 and M.C. of said survey; thence by meander along the shore of lagoon following line of said survey to corner No. 3 and M.C. of said Survey No. 659; thence continuing by meanders along shore of lagoon and Yakutat Bay at line of mean high tide to corner No. 2 and M.C. of U. S. Survey No. 659; thence by meander along the shore of Monti Bay following line of Survey No. 659 to corner No. 1 and M.C. of said survey; thence continuing meander along shore of said Bay to corner No. 1 and M.C, the place of beginning, containing approximately 458.54 acres;


Subject to valid existing rights, the lands excluded from the national forest by this order are hereby reserved to be disposed of for townsite purposes as provided by Sec. 11 of the act of March 3, 1891 (26 Stat., 1095) and the act of May 25, 1926 (44 Stat., 629).

Signature of Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge

The White House,

August 30, 1927.


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