|Statement||by John J. Whittlesey.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xliv, 90 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||90|
|LC Control Number||32001811|
Law of the Seashore, Tidewaters and Great Ponds in Massachusetts and Maine: (under the Colony Ordinance of ) John Jacob Whittlesey. Murray printing Company, Cambridge, Mass., - Inland navigation - 90 pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. Get this from a library! Law of the seashore, tidewaters and great ponds in Massachusetts and Maine (under the Colony ordinance of ). [John Jacob Whittlesey; Massachusetts (Colony)]. Law of the Seashore, Tidewaters and Great Ponds in Massachusetts and Maine Under the Colony Ordinance of (Book): Whittlesey, John J. Section Great ponds; public use; rules and regulations Section Except as otherwise provided in this section and elsewhere in this chapter, every great pond not actively being used as a source of water supply of any town, water supply or fire district or public institution, and not subject to the provisions of section one hundred and sixty of chapter one hundred and eleven, shall be.
Law of the seashore, tidewaters and great ponds in Massachusetts and Maine: (Under the colony ordinance of ) / Author: by John J. Whittlesey. --Publication info: Boston: [The Murray Printing Company, Cambridge, Mass.], Format: Book, Print. Great Ponds. The "great" refers to the size of the pond. A "great pond" is defined in M.G.L. c. , s. 1, as "a natural pond the area of which is twenty acres or more." The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, in its regulations governing docks . Massachusetts is unusual in that an owner of waterfront property typically holds title to the low water mark. However, the area between the low and the high water marks normally remains subject to the rights of the public to fish, fowl (hunt birds) and navigate. Continue Reading Private Parties Cannot Enforce Public Rights to Access Tidelands. This information was adapted from Massachusetts Coast Guide to Boston Harbor and the North Shore, which includes 22 full-color maps and nearly public access sites, ranging from expansive parks with concession stands to small public landings and out-of-the-way spots.. In addition, public rights also exist in filled tidelands, which are protected by a state law commonly known as "Chapter ".
See Whittlesey, Law of the Seashore, Tidewaters and Great Ponds in Massachusetts and Maine (Under the Colony Ordinance of ). Page The filling of a great pond is specifically prohibited by G. L. c. 91, Sect except "as authorized . A bill making its way through the Massachusetts legislature – House Bill H (pdf) – would drastically change longstanding Massachusetts law regarding waterfront property ownership. Under current law, a waterfront property owner owns the beach – down to the low water mark – that is “attached” to his or her upland property. J.J. Whittlesey, Law of the Seashore, Tidewaters and Great Ponds in Massachusetts and Maine and () (Law of the Seashore). It suffices to say that a pond that exceeds ten acres in its natural state is a great pond. See G. L. c. 91, § 35; Code . See Massachusetts Water Resources Commission, Compilation and Summarization of the Massachusetts General Laws, Special Laws, Pertinent Court Decisions, Etc., Relating to Water and Water Rights 26 () (Compilation and Summarization); J.J. Whittlesey, Law of the Seashore, Tidewaters and Great Ponds in Massachusetts and Maine and