Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The city of Beverly is hereby authorized to take by eminent domain under the provisions of chapter seventy-nine of the General Laws or acquire by purchase or otherwise a certain parcel of land in the town of Wenham owned by Deven H. Hamlen, Charles W. Doner, and Jonathan Z. Larsen for open space, land conservation and the protection of the water and drinking supply for the city of Beverly and the city of Salem and other neighboring communities.
Said parcel of land is more particularly bounded and described as follows:
Beginning at a point about 730 feet northeasterly of Cabot Street at land N/F of Dearborn and N/F of Hamlen at the Beverly-Wenham Town line and running;
NORTHEASTERLY by land formerly of Dearborn now of Nickerson about 260 feet to a drill hole in the stone wall as shown on a plan hereinafter mentioned, then turning and running;
NORTHWESTERLY again by land formerly of Dearborn, now of Nickerson 260 feet more or less to the center of a brook as shown, then turning and running;
NORTHEASTERLY by the centerline of the brook 210 feet more or less to Wenham Lake, then running generally;
SOUTHERLY, EASTERLY, NORTHERLY, EASTERLY, and again SOUTHERLY by the shoreline of Wenham Lake as shown 4750 feet more or less to the Beverly-Wenham line then turning and running;
NORTHWESTERLY by the Beverly-Wenham line about 122 feet to the shoreline of Wenham Lake as shown, then running;
NORTHWESTERLY again but more NORTHERLY and SOUTHERLY by the shoreline of Wenham Lake about 110 feet again to the Beverly-Wenham line then turning and running;
NORTHWESTERLY by the Beverly-Wenham Town line about 2205 feet to the point of beginning;
containing 29.61 acres and shown as all the land area north of the Beverly-Wenham line on a plan on file at the South Essex Registry of Deeds as Plan 61 in Plan Book 112.