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SECTION 2
Definitions
Canal (CAL) CHAPTER 5, ARTICLE 1
§ 2. Definitions. The following terms when used in this chapter,
unless otherwise expressly stated or unless the context or subject
matter requires otherwise, shall have the following meanings:

1. "New York State Canal System", "Canal System" or "Barge Canal
System" shall each mean all the canals, canal lands, feeder canals,
reservoirs, canal terminals and canal terminal lands of the state as
hereinafter defined. All general references herein to "canal" shall be
deemed to mean the New York state canal system.

2. "Canals" shall mean the channel and adjacent state-owned banks of
the inland waterways of the state constructed, improved, or designated
by authority of the legislature as canals and shall include canalized
rivers and lakes, canal water supply reservoirs, canal water supply
feeder channels and all appertaining structures necessary for the proper
maintenance and operation of the canals.

3. "Canal Terminal" or "Barge Canal Terminal" shall each mean the
facilities which have been constructed or acquired under authority of
the legislature in connection with the canal system for loading,
unloading, and/or temporarily storing commodities transported upon the
canals and shall include docks, dock walls, bulkheads, wharves, piers,
slips, basins, harbors, grain elevators, buildings, equipment, tracks
and roadways together with the lands now owned or as may hereafter be
acquired by the state for the proper maintenance and operation of the
canal terminals.

4. "Erie Canal" shall mean the portion of the canal system connecting
the Hudson river at Albany with the Niagara river at Buffalo, and for
the purposes of article thirteen-A of this chapter and section
ninety-two-u of the state finance law and subdivision ten of section
three hundred fifty-one of the public authorities law, shall be deemed
to include the historic Erie Canal and its western terminus in the city
of Buffalo and historic lock number 1 in the city of Albany.

5. "Oswego Canal" shall mean the portion of the canal system
connecting the Erie canal at Three Rivers with Lake Ontario at Oswego.

6. "Champlain Canal" shall mean the portion of the canal system
connecting the easterly end of the Erie canal at Waterford with Lake
Champlain at Whitehall.

7. "Cayuga and Seneca Canals" shall mean the portions of the canal
system connecting the Erie canal at a point near Montezuma with Cayuga
and Seneca lakes and through Cayuga lake and Cayuga inlet to the
southerly side of State Street in the city of Ithaca and through Seneca
lake with Montour Falls.

8. "Canal Lands" shall mean all lands and waters forming a part of the
canal system title to which was originally vested in the state, acquired
by the state or which may in the future be acquired by the state for
canal purposes.

9. "Blue Line" shall mean the boundary of canal lands owned by the
state previous to the approval of chapter one hundred forty-seven, laws
of nineteen hundred three.

10. "Old Canal Lands" shall mean canal lands lying within the blue
line.

11. "Barge Canal Lands" shall mean canal lands acquired subsequent to
the approval of chapter one hundred forty-seven, laws of nineteen
hundred three, except barge canal terminal lands acquired under the
provisions of chapter seven hundred forty-six, laws of nineteen hundred
eleven, and acts amendatory thereto.

12. "Canal Terminal Lands" or "Barge Canal Terminal Lands" shall each
mean canal lands acquired under the provisions of chapter seven hundred
forty-six, laws of nineteen hundred eleven, and amendatory laws.

13. "Permit" shall mean a revocable agreement granting temporary
occupancy or use of lands or structures of the canal system.

14. "Float" shall mean every boat, vessel, raft or floating thing
navigated on the canals or moved thereupon under the direction of some
person having the charge thereof.

15. "Master" shall mean every person having for the time the charge,
control or direction of any float.

16. "Person" shall mean an individual, partnership, corporation or
association.

17. "Great Lakes-Hudson River waterway" shall mean that section of the
Erie canal from Waterford to Three Rivers Point and the Oswego canal
thence to the port of Oswego as such waterway was designated by acts of
congress authorizing the federal aid improvement project for the Great
Lakes-Hudson River waterway.

18. "Authority" shall mean the power authority of the state of New
York, a body corporate and politic constituting a political subdivision
of the state created and constituted pursuant to title one of article
five of the public authorities law.

19. "Adirondack park" shall have the same meaning as set forth in
section 9-0101 of the environmental conservation law.

20. "Commission" shall mean the canal recreationway commission created
pursuant to section one hundred thirty-eight-a of this chapter.

21. "Corporation" and "canal corporation" shall mean the New York
state canal corporation, a public benefit corporation created pursuant
to chapter seven hundred sixty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred
ninety-two and continued and reconstituted as a subsidiary corporation
of the power authority of the state of New York pursuant to subdivision
one of section one thousand five-b of the public authorities law.

22. "Canal fund" shall mean the New York state canal system
development fund established pursuant to section ninety-two-u of the
state finance law.

23. "Canalway trail" shall mean any multi-use recreational trail
located on lands under the jurisdiction of the corporation. The exact
boundaries and location of such trail and any portions or sections
thereof shall be determined by the corporation except that the
boundaries and location of such trail shall be determined in such a
manner that no portion thereof shall be within the Adirondack Park.

24. "Thruway authority" shall mean the New York state thruway
authority, a body corporate and politic constituting a public
corporation created and constituted pursuant to title nine of article
two of the public authorities law.