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Mohawk basin, at Green Island
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 16
§ 264. Mohawk basin, at Green Island. Whenever the owner or lessee of
lands contiguous to lands of the state bordering on the Mohawk basin at
Green Island, and lying between the lands of such owner or lessee and
such basin, shall require the ice formed in such river between the
center thereof and such lands of the state for the purpose of filling
any icehouse now erected, or which may at the time of the formation of
such ice hereafter be erected, on such lands contiguous to such state
lands, such owner or lessee of such lands and icehouses shall have the
exclusive privilege, and without obtaining any permit under any
provision of the canal law, of cutting and harvesting all the ice so
formed in such basin in said river in front of and adjacent to such
lands of the state between the same and the center of the basin, and
opposite such privately owned or leased lands; provided that the nearest
boundary of said land is not more than fifty (50) feet removed from the
shore line of the basin, and provided such owner or lessee shall have
indicated his intention of exercising such privilege by staking out so
much of said ice as shall be required for said purpose, which staking
out shall not be required before the ice has a thickness of four inches,
and provided, also, such owner or lessee shall surround any cuttings and
openings with fences of bushes or other safeguards as a warning to all
persons. It shall not be lawful for any person other than the owner or
lessee of such lands and icehouses to take possession of or cut the ice
so staked out within the area covered by the privilege above granted,
and the same is prohibited after such owner or lessee shall have
complied with the foregoing requirements. The provisions of section two
hundred and sixty-one, relative to ice in the Hudson river, shall apply
to ice within the area staked out in the Mohawk basin by an owner or
lessee in compliance with the provisions of this section. This section
shall not apply to that portion of the land where the nearest boundary
recedes more than fifty (50) feet from the shore line of the basin.