Report of the State Board on Docks and Terminal Facilities: January, 1897

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Wright & Potter Printing Company, State Printers, 1897 - 298 strani
 

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Stran 59 - For when the Revolution took place the people of each State became themselves sovereign; and in that character hold the absolute right to all their navigable waters, and the soils under them, for their own common use, subject only to the rights since surrendered by the Constitution to the General Government.
Stran 60 - The ownership of the navigable waters of the harbor and of the lands under them is a subject of public concern to the whole people of the State. The trust with which they are held, therefore, is governmental and cannot be alienated, except in those instances mentioned of parcels used in the improvement of the interest thus held, or when parcels can be disposed of without detriment to the public interest in the lands and waters remaining. This follows necessarily from the public character of the property,...
Stran 60 - ... property was held by the State can be resumed at any time. Undoubtedly there may be expenses incurred in improvements made under such a grant which the State ought to pay ; but, be that as it may, the power to resume the trust whenever the State judges best is, we think, incontrovertible. The position advanced by the railroad company in support of its claim to the ownership of the submerged lands and the right to the erection of wharves, piers and docks at its pleasure, or for its business in...
Stran 9 - Boston Harbor consists essentially of an inner and outer harbor united by a deep waterway, and each accessible from the sea by a distinct channel, widening into a deep and spacious roadstead. (1) Inner hariwr.
Stran 245 - Lancaster, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the President of the Board of Trade, Vice-President of Privy Council, the Postmaster-General, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and the President of the Poor Law Board.
Stran 60 - We cannot, it is true, cite any authority where a grant of this kind has been held invalid, for we believe that no instance exists where the harbor of a great city and its commerce have been allowed to pass into the control of any private corporation. But the decisions are numerous which declare that such property is held by the State, by virtue of its sovereignty, in trust for the public.
Stran 4 - This special Board was appointed under chapter 291 of the Acts of 1895, which provided for an investigation of the wants of the port of Boston for an improved system of docks and wharves, and terminal facilities in connection therewith.
Stran 30 - That said board of commissioners shall have the power to regulate the commerce and traffic of the port and harbor of New Orleans in such manner as may, in their judgment, be best for its maintenance and development.
Stran 9 - Island, and has deep water and good anchorage in the President Roads, seaward of Lower Middle Bar, and also near the city westward of Upper Middle Bar. Four rivers discharge their waters into the basiu, — the Charles, Mystic and Chelsea rivers from the north, and the Neponset from the south.
Stran 4 - Supply, and providing for the Continuance of the Investigation relative thereto. Resolved, That the time allowed for the filing of the report of the state board of health...

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