N.Y. State Law § 26

Current through 2020 NY Law Chapters 1-56 and 58-103
Section 26 - Cession during ownership by the United States and use for public purposes, with reservation of right to serve process

Title and jurisdiction to the following tracts or parcels of land have been ceded to the United States by this state, upon condition that the jurisdiction so ceded should not prevent the execution thereon of any process, civil or criminal, issued under the authority of the state, except as such process might affect the property of the United States therein, and that such jurisdiction shall continue in the United States so long only as the land shall remain the property of the United States and be used for public purposes:

1. In Cold Spring harbor, Queens county. A tract of land under water in Cold Spring harbor, Queens county, comprised within a circle two hundred feet in diameter, or less than one acre of surface, acquired for a site for a light-house at the middle ground in said harbor.
2. On Staten Island. A tract or tracts of land on Staten Island, being such portions of the Marine Hospital grounds as have been conveyed to the United States by the commissioners of the land office for light-house and other purposes.
3. At sundry places for light-house purposes. Certain tracts of land, and land under water, from time to time deeded to the United States, and occupied for the construction and maintenance of light-houses and keepers' dwellings, sketches and descriptions of which were filed in the office of the secretary of the state, on or before April 20, 1874, as follows:

No. 1. Split Rock, Lake Champlain, Essex county, New York, containing five acres, two quarters and six perches, conveyed to the United States by deed dated the fifteenth day of July, 1837.

No. 2. Stuyvesant, county of Columbia, New York, containing five acres, conveyed to the United States by deed dated August thirteenth, 1828.

No. 3. Coxsackie, county of Greene, New York, containing five acres, conveyed to the United States by deed dated the third day of August, 1828.

No. 4. Four Mile Point, town of Coxsackie, county of Greene, New York, containing two acres, two roods and twenty-five rods, conveyed to the United States by deed dated the twelfth day of February, 1831.

No. 5. Cedar-Island light, Gardiner's bay, town of Easthampton, county of Suffolk, New York, conveyed to the United States by deed dated the twentieth of August, 1838.

Also, the lands lying under water, and known as submarine sites, sketches and maps of which, by metes and bounds, have been furnished by the United States and were filed in the office of the secretary of state, on the twentieth day of April, 1874, viz.:

No. 6. Hart's island, situated in Long Island sound, Westchester county, New York, at the south end of Hart island, under water and beyond low water mark, containing three acres and seventy-five hundredths of an acre.

No. 7. Execution Rocks, Long Island sound, one hundred feet in diameter, containing less than an acre, situated seven-eighths of one mile north of Sands Point light, and five miles to the northeast of Fort Schuyler.

No. 8. Robin's Reef, New York harbor, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 9. Long-beach bar, entrance to Greenport harbor, Long Island, Suffolk county, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 10. Stratford shoal, Long Island sound, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 11. Race Rock, off Fisher's Island point, at the western entrance to Fisher's Island sound, Suffolk county, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 12. Hudson city, middle ground, Hudson river, opposite the city of Hudson, county of Columbia, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 13. Saugerties, on the mud flat on the north side of entrance to Saugerties creek, county of Ulster, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 14. Roah Hook, on the west side of the Hudson river, behind the angle of the dyke, south of Roah Hook, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 15. Parada Hook, on a point of rocks, lower end of dyke, on west side of the Hudson river, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 16. Nine-mile tree, Castleton, behind the center of dyke, on the east side of the Hudson river, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 17. Cross-over dyke, on north end of stone dyke below Albany, on the west side of the Hudson river, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 18. Cuylers' dyke, on the east side of the Hudson river, on the lower or south end of dyke, near Albany, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 19. Van Wie's point, on the south end of the stone dykes below Albany, New York, on the west side of the Hudson river, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 20. Potter's or Sea-flower reef, Fisher's Island sound, Suffolk county, New York, about one and a half miles north of Fisher's island, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 21. Sand spit entrance to Sag Harbor, Suffolk county, Long Island sound, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 22. Branford reef, abreast of Branford harbor, Long Island sound, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 23. Romer shoal, off Sandy Hook, entrance to New York harbor, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 24. Oyster Point, Plumb Gut entrance to Gardiner's bay, Long Island sound, Suffolk county, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 25. The Stepping Stones, about one mile south of Hart island, Long Island sound, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

No. 26. Mill reef, opposite New Brighton, in the Kill von Kull, Richmond county, New York, containing an area of less than one acre.

N.Y. State § 26