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post #127 of Old 12-30-2012
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Re: Mooring bouys

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Federal Law. The Submerged Lands Act of 1953 gave the rights to navigable waters out to three miles from shore to the individual States. Each State then handles that differently, but I believe most then pass ownership to the local municipality.
That seems to be not quite the case concerning "designated anchorages." These areas are all over the place. Some are military, some are commercial, some are "unrestricted." Locals did not have much to do with their boundaries. The issue is with safety and commerce which can't be left 100% to states. Am just wondering what the specifics are about anchoring in general and who actually has jurisdiction.

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