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Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor
"you may not recognize Florida state authority on the water"
You misread what I said. I don't dispute the particulars of any state here, I'm just saying that what ANY government, ANY watercop, has so say about anchoring rights versus navigation on the ICW or other federal waterways, is not always correct, not always legal, and absolutely never the final word until and unless the Feds say it is.
There is quite a long history of "fed versus state" and vice versa in the US. Mr. Lincoln's War was just the loudest part of it. Many laws are passed, and enforced, and then overthrown in the courts. Sometimes in a month, sometimes not for fifty years or more.