CHAPTER 337

TRANSFERRING LAND TO TIDE WATER ASSOCIATED

OIL COMPANY

AN ACT TO TRANSFER A CERTAIN TRACT OF PUBLIC LAND TO TIDE WATER ASSOCIATED OIL COMPANY.

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware is owner of a certain tract of land lying beneath the waters of Delaware River off Delaware City and containing 74.89 acres more or less ; and

WHEREAS, Tide Water Associated Oil Company has offered to construct a dike on said land and greatly improve the same by filling behind the dike ; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly deems it to be in the best interest of the State of Delaware for said land to be filled thereby increasing the useable area of this State; NOW, THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The State of Delaware does hereby grant and convey unto Tide Water Associated Oil Company, a corporation of the State of Delaware, its successors and assigns, all that certain piece or tract of land, situate in Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County and State of Delaware, more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit:

BEGINNING at a point in the present Low Water Line of the Delaware River at a corner for lands of C. D. Haman and Knollwood, Inc., said point of Beginning being distant North 42°-23'-40" East, 912.7 feet, more or less, measured along the division line between said lands of C. D. Haman and Knollwood, Inc., from the intersection thereof with the northeasterly right of way line of the Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad (Delaware City Branch) (at 100' wide), said point of intersection being in the center line of North Drain ; thence along said present Low Water Line of the Delaware River by the

various courses thereof in a northwesterly direction, 3440 feet, more or less, along said lands of C. D. Haman and lands of Sidney, Scott, et. al. in part to a point in the proposed Low Water Line, said point being distant by the two following described tie lines : (1) North 47°-55' West, 2221.14 feet to a point, a corner for said lands of C. D. Haman and Sidney Scott, et. al.; and (2) North 43°-20' West,'772.8 feet to said point in the proposed Low Water Line; thence along the said proposed Low Water Line, the three following described courses and distances : (1) North 79°-01' East, 173.0 feet more or less, to a point; (2) due East 950.0 feet, more or less, to a point ; and (3) South 45°-East, 4398 feet, more or less, to a point in the present Low Water Line and in line of lands of the said Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad ; thence along said present Low Water Line by the various courses thereof and along lands of said Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad; Dunlap; W. H. Press ; and the said Knollwood, Inc., in a general northwesterly direction 2605.0 feet, more or less, to said corner for lands of C. D. Haman and Knollwood, Inc., and the point and place of Beginning, said point of Beginning being distant by the five following described tie lines ; (1) South 71°-31'-50" West, 211.40 feet to a point, a corner for lands of said Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad and Dunlap ; (2) South 86°-01'-08" West, 405.75 feet to a point, another corner for said lands of Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad and Dunlap; (3) North 53°-11`-40" West, 646.63 feet to a point in line of lands of said Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad and a corner for said lands of W. H. Press ; (4) North 65°-28'-55" West, 179.43 feet to a point, a corner for said lands of W. H. Press and Knollwood, Inc.; and (5) North 49°-13'-45" West, 1009.81 feet to said point of BEGINNING. CONTAINING within said described metes and bounds 74.89 acres of land, be the same, more or less.

Section 2. The Governor and Secretary of State of the State of Delaware are hereby authorized and directed to execute a good and sufficient deed granting and conveying said piece or tract of land to the Tide Water Associated Oil Company, a corporation of the State of Delaware.

Approved June 23, 1955.