United States Navy Mare Island

Beginning in 1897, the United States was granted tide and submerged land adjacent to lands held by the United States for military purposes, including lands used for the development of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. In 1996, the United States Navy closed the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. The state claimed a right of reversion to the lands lying under the shipyard that were previously granted to the United States for military purposes. The Commission approved an Exchange Agreement to settle the State’s public trust title claims and provide for an exchange of the trust lands. The lands confirmed as trust lands under this exchange agreement will be transferred to the City of Vallejo to hold in trust.

  • Staff Reports
    Item
    Description
    06/27/2000 (36) Consider request for approval of (1) Mare Island Property Settlement and Exchange Agreement between the City of Vallejo and the State Lands Commission; and (2) issuance of a Public Agency Lease of certain property at Mare Island to the City of Vallejo; city of Vallejo, Solano County
    09/17/2001 (68) Consider request for approval of amendment to Mare Island Property Settlement and Exchange Agreement between the City of Vallejo and the State Lands Commission at Mare Island; city of Vallejo, Solano County
    06/18/2002 (26) Consider acceptance of title to the Western Early Transfer Parcel, Mare Island, and entry into related agreements and leases; city of Vallejo, Solano County
  • Granting Statutes
    Statute
    Digest / Bill Information
    Chapter 43, Statutes of 1854 An Act declaring the Consent of the Legislature of the State of California to the Purchase by the Untied States of Signor or Mare Island; to relinquish the Title and Interest of the State in overflowed portions of said Island, and to vest the Jurisdiction over the same in the United States, for the purposes therein specified.
    Chapter 81, Statutes of 1897 An Act relinquishing to the United States of America the title of this State to certain lands.
    Chapter 1452, Statutes of 1963 An act relating to the conveyance of land to the United States for military, naval, or defense purposes.
    Chapter 588, Statutes of 2004 An act to repeal Chapter 310 of the Statutes of 1913, Chapter 417 of the Statutes of 1925, Chapter 483 of the Statutes of 1947, Chapter 117 of the Statutes of 1957, Chapter 1501 of the Statutes of 1957, Sections 10 and 11 of Chapter 11 of the Statutes of 1962, Chapter 63 of the Statutes of 1962 of the First Extraordinary Session, and Chapter 24 of the Statutes of 1963, relating to tidelands and submerged lands of the City of Vallejo.

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