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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CHS. 350 , 351-JULY 30, 1947 [CHAPTER 350] AN ACT To transfer jurisdiction of certain lands comprising a portion of Acadia National Park, Maine, from the Department of the Interior to the Department of the Navy, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That control and jurisdiction over the following-described lands now comprising a por- tion of the Acadia National Park, in the State of Maine, are hereby transferred from the Department of the Interior to the Department of the Navy: Provided,That the Secretary of the Interior shall retain the right to approve the design of the buildings and structures to be placed thereon. All that certain tract or parcel of land on Big Moose Island, Winter Harbor, Maine, which is bounded southerly and easterly by a chain link security fence, and northerly and westerly by the waters of Pond Island Cove and Frenchman Bay, and which is more particularly described as beginning at a point on the shore at the high-water mark of Frenchman Bay on the southwesterly side of Big Moose Island, so called, thence following the chain link security fence as now erected by the three following courses and distances: North no degrees five minutes west one hundred and fifty-three feet; thence north thirty degrees twenty-four minutes east one hundred and fifty-seven and seven-tenths feet; thence south eighty-nine degrees nine minutes east one thousand four hundred and fifty-five and three-tenths feet to a point and angle in the said security fence which bears north thirty- four degrees fifty-four minutes west and is fifty feet distant at right angles from a point in the center line of the National Park Service road known as the Big Moose Island Road; thence turning to the left and following the said security fence in a general northerly direction but everywhere parallel with and fifty feet distant from the center line of the said Big Moose Island Road three thousand five hundred feet more or less to the high-water mark on the shore of Pond Island Cove; thence in a generally westerly and southerly direction but every- where following the high-water mark of Pond Island Cove and Frenchman Bay seven thousand four hundred and seventy feet more or less to the place of beginning; except that portion thereof, contain- ing twenty-five and ninety-six one-hundredths acres, which was trans- ferred to the jurisdiction of the Department of the Navy pursuant to the Act of August 24, 1935 (ch. 644, 49 Stat. 795); the lands herein described containing one hundred and fifty-one and eighty-six one- hundredths acres after excluding the excepted portion. SEC. 2 . The Secretary of the Navy is authorized and directed to retransfer jurisdiction over the property described in section 1 of this Act to the Secretary of the Interior in the event such property here- after becomes surplus to the needs of the Department of the Navy, in which event it again shall become a part of Acadia National Park. Approved July 30, 1947. [CHAPTER 351] AN ACT To provide for the addition of certain revested Oregon and Califoinia Railroad grant lands to the Silver Creek recreational demonstration project, in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, in order to carry out the purposes of the Act of June 6, 1942 (56 Stat. 326; 16 U. S . C., secs. 459r-459t), relating to the disposition of recreational July 30, 1947 IS. 1220] [Public Law 260] Acadia National Park, Maine. Transfer of jurisdic- tion. Approval of design of buildings, etc. Retransfer of juris- diction. July 30, 1947 [S. 1348] [Public Law 261] Silver Creek recre- ational demonstra- tion project. 519