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United States Coast Survey.—Geographical Positions. Section X-Coast of California. Sketch J, No. 10.
Name of station. Latitude. Longitude. Azimuth. To station— Back azimuth. Distance. Distance. Distanc
Name of station. Latitude. Longitude. Azimuth. To station— Back azimuth. Distance. Distance. Distance.
Point San José...----------. 37 48 23.29 E. 0 02 10.02 266 4129 Yerba Buena. -------------- 86 43 46 5466.4 5977.9 3.40
Fort Point----------------- 37 48 26.75 iW.0 00 45.53 324 45 53 Presidio Hill.--------------- 144 46 21 1930.4 2111.0 1.20
Point Lobos. -------------- 37 47 12.02 0 02 15.98 || 257 39 33 Presidio Hill....... ........! 77 40 56 3405.0 3723.6 2.12
South Farallone............ 37 41 43.70 W.0 32 28.10 -------------. I.-----------------------------------------|----------|----------|--------
APPENDIX No. 13.
Letter of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating to the Superintendent
of the Coast Survey the act of Congress requiring examinations to be made in relation to lighi-houses, light-boats, beacons, buoys, fc.
March 29, 1851. SIR: S. Pleasonton, esq., the general superintendent of the lighthouse establishnient, having reported to me that preliminary surveys, as required by 2d, 3d, and 4th sections of an act entitled “An act making appropriations for light-houses, light-boats, buoys, &c., and providing for the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes," approved the 3d March, 1851, are necessary to determine the sites and ascertain more fully what is required by the public exigencies, in reference to all the light-houses, light-boats, beacons, and buoys, for which appropriations are made by the act requiring that the Superintendent of the Coast Survey shall perform this duty on the seaboard, you are directed to cause such examination to be made as will enable you to furnish the information particularly suggested in the 3d section of the act, on the seacoast of Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, California, and Oregon.
A newspaper containing the act of Congress herein referred to, the places to be examined, and the objects to be obtained from such examination, is herewith enclosed. When the several localities have been visited, and such examination made as will enable you to comply with the requirements of the act, you will make report to this department of the result of such examinations, having special regard to the inquiries suggested in the 3d section of the act, in every case of proposed expenditure.
It is desirable that this report should describe the kind of structure, or other improvement, authorized by the act which you would recommend for adoption, and be accompanied by sketches indicating the precise points where they should be placed; and when it is necessary to purchase the sites, the names of the owners should also be stated. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. L. HODGE,
Acting Secretary of the Treasury. Prof. A. D. BACHE,
Superintendent U. 8. Coast Survey.
AN ACT making appropriations for light-houses, light-boats, buoys, &c., and providing for
the erection and establishment of the same, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following appropriations be, and the same are hereby made, and directed to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to enable the
Secretary of the Treasury to carry the provisions of this act into effect: Provided, however, If a good title to any land which it may be necessary to use cannot be obtained on reasonable terms, or the exclusive right to such land as cannot be acquired by cession, when the interest of the United States demands it, before the appropriation would by law fall into the surplus fund, in any and all such cases the appropriations shall be applicable to the objects for which they are made, at any time within two years after the first meeting of the legislature in any State wherein such land may be situated, subsequent to the passage of this act, to wit:
For buoys on White's and Thom's ledges, and on Pond Island reef, at the mouth of the Kennebec river, three hundred dollars.
For a light-house on Pond island, at the entrance of Narraguagus bay, four thousand dollars.
For a light-boat on the Shovelful shoals, off Chatham, twelve thousand five hundred dollars.
For eleven buoys in the channel to Commercial Point and Neponset river, in Dorchester, one thousand dollars.
For a light-house at the head of Holmes' Hole harbor, three thousand five hundred dollars.
For a beacon on Fawn bar, near Deer island, Boston harbor, two thousand five hundred dollars.
For two iron spindles on the northeast ledge of the Graves, and on Holmes' ledge, Boston harbor, two thousand dollars.
For a light-boat off Brenton's reef, fifteen thousand dollars.
For a can-buoy on Peafield reef, off Black Rock harbor, in Long Island sound, in addition to a former appropriation in the act of Sep tember, eighteen hundred and fifty, one hundred and thirty-five dollars.
For a light-house on Flynn's knoll, near Sandy Hook, thirty thousand dollars.
For a light-house on Horse Shoe reef, Niagara river, twenty-five thousand dollars, in addition to the former appropriations.
For a light-house on the pier, at the mouth of Sodus bay, and the removal of the beacon light on said pier to Grassy Point, near Point Glasgow, six thousand dollars.
For a light-house on the northern extremity of Gardiner's island, six thousand dollars.
For a beacon on the Sand spit in the harbor of Sag Harbor, seven hundred dollars.
For the completion of two beacons near Fort Hamilton, two thousand dollars.
For four spar-buoys at Fire Island inlet, three hundred dollars.
For a light-house at Fishing Battery, Chesapeake bay, five thousand dollars.
For a light-house on the Bodkin shoal, mouth of the Patapsco river, in addition to the former appropriation, seventeen thousand dollars. (When this is completed, the present light on Bodkin Point to be discontinued.)
For a fog-bell at the Newark light-house, two hundred and fifty dollars.
For completion of the beacon in Passaic river, four spar-buoys in the same, a spar-buoy at Mill Rock, and a beacon at the Corner Stake, near Elizabethtown Point, eight hundred dollars.
For a buoy on Middle Ground shoal, Beaufort harbor, two hundred dollars.
For a light-house on Beacon island, six thousand dollars.
For an iron-buoy on Diamond shoal, off Cape Hatteras, eight hundred dollars.
For a floating bell-beacon on Cape Hatteras outer shoals, eight thousand dollars.
For a light-house on the Upper Jettee, in Cape Fear river, including a bridge from the shore to the light-house, thirteen thousand dollars
For a light-house on Rock or Mouse island, Lake Erie, five thousand dollars.
For a light-house on Green island, Lake Erie, five thousand dollars.
For a beacon-light on Cedar Point, as a range to enter Sandusky bay, five hundred dollars.
For buoys at the entrance of Port Clinton, Lake Erie, two hundred and fifty dollars.
For a light-house at Bengley's harbor, five thousand dolla: s.