This will certainly leave you shaking your head in disbelief... - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 09-20-2006 Thread Starter
Administrator
 
administrator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1,887
Thanks: 3
Thanked 18 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
This will certainly leave you shaking your head in disbelief...

US federal judge declares boating illegal in all US navigable waters
By IBI Magazine In a rather bizarre ruling that has marine industry officials worried, Judge Robert G. James of the United States District Court, Western Division of Louisiana, has said that it is criminal trespass for the American boating public to boat, fish, or hunt on the Mississippi River and other navigable waters in the US.

read more....

http://www.ybw.com/ibinews/newsdesk/...23ibinews.html

administrator is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
Senior Member
 
jerryrlitton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Posts: 1,666
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
I wonder if the Department of Homeland Security has anything to do with this.

Jerry

"Let there be light!" said God, and there was light! "Let there be blood!" says man, and there's a sea!
Lord Byron, Don Juan


S/V Temptation
Islander 44
Very non-production
(Well, 10 were made so sort of non production)






To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jerryrlitton is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
Boat Lover
 
jswwrites's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
That's just scary...

~~~~><}}}'>

The voice of the sea speaks to the soul.
Kate Chopin
jswwrites is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: California
Posts: 249
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
I would not want to be one of those trying to enforce such ridiculous legislation. They keep this up and the population will eventually take thier country back. This, I can promise, as history has proven it over and over again.
Parley is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
old cranky salt
 
Dewey Benson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 342
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
WTF!

Screw that Noise!

Live Free or Die!

Dewey
Dewey Benson is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
Senior Member
 
jerryrlitton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Phuket, Thailand
Posts: 1,666
Thanks: 7
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Dewey, I agree with you buddy but we have become a society of freakin sheep for the most part. There is way too much apathy out here. Now if we can organize at least 5% of the voting public…..

Jerry

"Let there be light!" said God, and there was light! "Let there be blood!" says man, and there's a sea!
Lord Byron, Don Juan


S/V Temptation
Islander 44
Very non-production
(Well, 10 were made so sort of non production)






To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jerryrlitton is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,364
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Well, you can come here to Scotland, where you can sail without this stupid nonesense. You can wander where you want, too, within reason.

This is the sort of stupid nonesense that lawyers come out with from time to time. No freshwater fishing from a boat in the US, yes? I wonder. There are simply too many of them.
Rockter is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
Señor Member
 
TrueBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
     
That IBI news release has been floating around many of the boating sites and has been dispelled as sensationalization by the media. The actual language of the Judge's ruling has been misconstrued by the press with many reports claiming that it makes pleasure boating illegal on every navigable river across the nation.

The actual intent was to restrict fishing and waterfowl hunting "Above" the low water line of navigatable rivers, such as along the Mississippi.

Here's a related article which includes the original court's ruling:

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/co.../display/full/

True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
johnr
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mandeville, LA, USA
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
jr438234606 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 11 Old 09-20-2006
Senior Member
 
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 6,194
Thanks: 35
Thanked 42 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerryrlitton
I wonder if the Department of Homeland Security has anything to do with this.

Jerry
I have delt with land access issues for a few years and everytime I see the word " Riparian " it send a chill up my spine; Raparian areas are a major bone of contention with Environmental groups and they will fight strongly to protect Riparian areas.

I would venture to bet that this has more to do with a environmental issue than a HLS issue and I would also be willing to bet that judge Robert G James has some ties with the environmental moment and /or group, much the same way that many of the Judges in the 9th District Court do.
poopdeckpappy is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maintaining head to wind jbr Learning to Sail 11 08-18-2003 01:30 PM
Head installation Irwin32 Gear & Maintenance 4 03-20-2003 12:23 PM
Rudder head corrosion aflanigan Gear & Maintenance 3 01-27-2003 01:01 AM
getting a little head jbarros Gear & Maintenance 3 08-30-2002 07:25 PM
Head Problems bootsy1962 General Discussion (sailing related) 3 02-19-2002 07:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome