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Article2.

Inland Waterways.

§ 104‑12.  Acquisitionof land for inland waterway from Cape Fear River; grant of State lands.

For the purpose of aiding inthe construction of the proposed inland waterway by the United States from theCape Fear River at Southport to the North Carolina‑South Carolina Stateline, the Secretary of State is hereby authorized to issue to the UnitedStates  of America a grant to the land located within said inland waterway,right‑of‑way, which is to be 1,000 feet to 1,750 feet wide insofaras  such land is subject to grant by the State of North Carolina, the saidgrant to issue upon a certificate furnished to the Secretary of State  by theSecretary of War, or by any authorized officer of the corps of  engineers ofthe United States army, or by any other authorized official, exercising controlover the construction of the said waterway. Whenever in the construction ofsuch inland waterway within this State, lands theretofore submerged shall beraised above the water by the deposit of excavated material, the land so formedshall become the property of the United States if within the limits of saidinland waterway, right‑of‑way, herein set out 1,000 feet to 1,750feet and the Secretary of State is hereby authorized to issue to the UnitedStates a grant to the land so formed within the limits above specified, thegrant to issue upon a certificate furnished to the Secretary of State by someauthorized official of the United States, as above provided. If said lands sorequired for the inland waterway right‑of‑way shall be marshlands,or sound lands, the title to which has heretofore been vested in the StateBoard of Education, the Governor of the State, as President thereof, and theSuperintendent of Public Instruction as Secretary, are hereby authorized andrequired to execute proper conveyance to the United States of America for saidmarshlands or sound lands, free of cost, both to the State and to the UnitedStates government, upon a certificate furnished to said Board of Education by theSecretary of War, or by any authorized officer of the corps of engineers of theUnited States army, or by any other authorized official exercising control overthe construction of the said inland waterway. (1931, c. 2, s. 1.)