Announcement has been made of the acquisition of 683 acres of land on the state reservation near West Tisbury by the federal government for an air field. The transfer has been made from the state to the federal government for one dollar.
Some of the mainland reports have referred to the site as a naval field, but it is believed here that it may be the emergency field surveyed by the army last summer. No one on the Island could supply definite information yesterday.
The army survey was for the purpose of developing an emergency field with earth runways.
U. S. Attorney Edmund J. Brandon in Boston said that the tract is partly on the boundary between Tisbury and Edgartown, and even more on the road between Edgartown and West Tisbury.