33 U.S. Code § 743 - Lighthouse districts

The ocean, gulf, and lake coasts and the rivers of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the naval station in Cuba shall be arranged into not exceeding nineteen lighthouse districts.

Source

(June 17, 1910, ch. 301, § 11,36 Stat. 538; May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.)
Codification

This section was enacted as part of section 11 of act June 17, 1910, which also enacted section 717 of this title.
The original text provided “that the commissioner of lighthouses, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, as soon as practicable” should rearrange the ocean, gulf and lake coasts and the rivers of the United States, Puerto Rico and the naval station in Cuba into not exceeding nineteen lighthouse districts.
Prior Provisions

Prior provisions for the arrangement of the various lighthouse districts were made by R.S. § 4670; act July 26, 1886, ch. 779, 24 Stat. 148, which were repealed by section 13 of act June 17, 1910.
Change of Name

“Puerto Rico” substituted in text for “Porto Rico” pursuant to act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

 

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