The great lakes are not landlocked but are navigatible waters.
Yep. That's why I asked about Chicago first, and then landlocked bodies. The Chicago example was intended to show the extreme of what the open search policy means. If you've ever seen the harbors in Chicago, it's a lot of boats. It amazes me that any and all of them are subject to search at any time.
posted on 09/22/2005 3:03:28 PM PDT
(Go Matt Kenseth!)
They might as well be the open sea...
posted on 09/22/2005 3:34:01 PM PDT
( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
The traditional American definition of a "navigable water" was that a water was considered "navigable" if a man could pull an empty canoe along it's course at some time of the year.
Please note the specific terminology of the definition, "a man", "an EMPTY canoe", and "at some time of the year" which indicates even seasonal waters and therefore their courses can be considered "navigable".
posted on 09/22/2005 4:45:04 PM PDT
by porkchops 4 mahound
(This is a battle Alaska is still fighting with the Federal Government over the acts of Statehood)
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