N.Y. Navigation Law Section 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.

Source: Section 121 — Booms and other obstructions to be opened on notice; penalty for failure, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/NAV/121 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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Sep. 22, 2014

§ 121’s source at nysenate​.gov

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