CHAPTER 1

TITLE TO LANDS NEAR CAPE HENLOPEN REINVESTED IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE

AN ACT TO REINVEST THE STATE OF DELAWARE WITH TITLE TO LANDS NEAR CAPE HENLOPEN HERETOFORE CONDITIONALLY CONVEYED TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR USE AS A QUARANTINE STATION, AND NOW ABANDONED.

WHEREAS, by Chapter 449 of Volume 18, Laws of Delaware, the State of Delaware, by an Act of the General Assembly, ceded to and granted jurisdiction over to the United States of America of a quantity of land belonging to the State of Delaware not exceeding fifteen hundred (1500) feet front and twelve hundred (1200) feet deep from low water mark situate and lying on the Delaware Bay, between the United States Government Iron Pier and the point of Cape Henlopen; and

WHEREAS, The said cession of said land and jurisdiction thereover by the State of Delaware to the United States of America was "upon the express condition that a Quarantine Station shall be located and maintained thereon by the United States"; and

WHEREAS, after having erected and maintained a Quarantine Station thereon for a long space of time, the United States of America has dismantled the Station and has officially notified the Governor of the State of Delaware that it has abandoned the purposes for which this tract of land was ceded to and granted jurisdiction over and consents to the State of Delaware revesting in itself full title thereto; NOW THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That by the actual and declared abandonment of said tract of land and jurisdiction thereover by the United States of America for the granted purpose of locating and maintaining thereon a Quarantine Station, the United States of America has surrendered, yielded up and quit claimed to the State of Delaware all its right, title, interest, and jurisdiction in, to and over said tract

of land, and the said tract of land has thereby reverted to the State of Delaware clear and free of said cession of land and jurisdiction heretofore granted to the United States of America.

Section 2. That said tract of land ceded by the State of Delaware to the United States of America by said Chapter not exceeding fifteen hundred (1500) feet front and twelve hundred (1200) feet deep from low water mark, situate and lying on the Delaware Bay, between the United States Government Iron Pier and the Point of Henlopen, is now owned in fee simple by the State of Delaware and constitutes a part of the public lands of the State.

Approved April 24, 1939.