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Booms and other obstructions to be opened on notice; penalty for failure
Navigation (NAV) CHAPTER 37, ARTICLE 9
§ 121. Booms and other obstructions to be opened on notice; penalty
for failure. Every person who shall build any boom or other obstruction
in the waters of any river or stream, for the purpose of stopping or
securing lumber, logs or other timber shall within ten days after the
receipt of a written notice from any person who shall have lumber, logs
or other timber to transport on such river or stream, open such boom or
remove such obstruction or part thereof so as to permit the assorting
and passage of such lumber, logs and other timber through and down such
river or stream. Every person who wilfully obstructs, by booms or
otherwise, the channel of any river or stream so as to hinder or delay
the free passage of lumber, logs or timber over or through the same,
shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars for each day of the
continuance of such obstruction, to be recovered by the person aggrieved
thereby, and in addition to such penalty, shall be liable for all
damages caused by such obstruction.