Executive Order

Executive Order No. 13: (1st Series) State pier in Bourne closed to public use

Date: 05/11/1942
Issuer: Leverett Saltonstall
Revoked by: 1st Series Executive Order 98

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WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts maintains a certain pier known as State Pier in the Town of Bourne; and

WHEREAS, the protection of said pier is of great importance to the movement of water craft, to the transportation of materials and supplies through the Cape Cod Canal, and to the safety of said Canal; and

WHEREAS, the Government of the United States, through the Navy Department, has requested the closing of a certain public way hereinafter described, and the taking of other appropriate measures for the protection and preservation of said pier, the approach thereto and the Cape Cod Canal:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Leverett Saltonstall, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, acting under the provisions of Acts of 1941, chapter 719, section 7, Acts of 1942, chapter 13, section 2 (3), and section 3, and all other authority vested in me, do hereby issue this order as a measure necessary and expedient for meeting the supreme emergency of the existing state of war between the United States and certain foreign countries:

The State Pier in the Town of Bourne, and that portion of a certain public way leading from Route 6, so called, to the said State Pier, located southwesterly of Station 11 on said public way, as shown a plan entitled "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plan of Road in the Town of Bourne, Barnstable County, Laid out by the County Commissioners, April 25, 1932," and filed in the Registry of Deeds for the County of Barnstable, are hereby closed to public use and travel.

The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized and empowered to erect a suitable barrier, to post guards and to employ such other means or devises as it may deem advisable to close said pier and said public way to the public use and travel.

The said Department of Public Works is further authorized and empowered to prescribe such rules and regulations from time to time as it may deem advisable for the use of said pier or public way by the abutters thereon or by such other persons as it may deem proper.

GIVEN at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 11th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty- two, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the one hundred and sixty-sixth.

By His Excellency the Governor,
LEVERETT SALTONSTALL

FREDERIC W. COOK,
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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