May 9, 1910
H. R. 23012
Public No 169

CHAP. 317.—An Act Providing for the raising of the united States battle ship Maine, in Habana Harbor, and to provide for the interment of the bodies therein.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War and the Chief of Engineers are hereby authorized and directed to provide with all convenient speed for the raising or the removal of the wreck of the United States battle ship Maine from the harbor of Habana, Cuba, and for the proper interment of the bodies therein, in Arlington Cemetery; and the Secretary of War is authorized and directed to remove the mast of the wreck of said battle ship Maine and place the same upon a proper foundation in Arlington National Cemetery at or near the spot where the bodies of those who died through such wreck are interred: Provided, however, That the consent in proper form of the Republic of Cuba shall be first obtained. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, on account of the work herein authorized.

Approved, May 9, 1910.