The legislature shall provide for the appointment of a commission whose duty it shall
be to locate and establish harbor lines in the navigable waters of all harbors, estuaries,
bays and inlets of this state, wherever such navigable waters lie within or in front
of the corporate limits of any city, or within one mile thereof on either side. Any harbor lines so located or established may thereafter be changed, relocated
or reestablished by the commission pursuant to such provision as may be made therefor
by the legislature. The state shall never give, sell or lease to any private person, corporation, or
association any rights whatever in the waters beyond such harbor lines, nor shall
any of the area lying between any habor line and the line of ordinary high water,
and within not less than fifty feet nor more than two thousand feet of such harbor
line (as the commission shall determine) be sold or granted by the state, nor its
rights to control the same relinquished, but such area shall be forever reserved for
landings, wharves, streets, and other conveniences of navigation and commerce.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.