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2 Code of Virginia with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of Virginia 1231 (1918)

handle is hein.sstatutes/cvdeci0002 and id is 1 raw text is: hWATER COURSES

Water Courses, Mills, and Certain Other Works on Water Courses.
Ch. 139. Water courses.
140. Mills and certain other works on water courses.
Water Courses.

3573. Beds of bays, rivers, and
creeks, and shores of the
sea, ungranted, to remain
in common.
3574. Rights and privileges of own-
ers to extend to low water
mark.                   ,
3575. How water courses between
counties are cleared of ob-
3576. Rights of navigation pre-


Limitation  on  power   of
courts to grant leave to erect
Construction  of two pre-
ceding sections; how owner
of mill compelled to keep
dam so as not to obstruct
Saw-logs floated in Louisa
river to be branded.
Brand to be recorded.
Penalty for injury to brand.

Sec. 3573. Beds of bays, rivers, and creeks and shores of the sea,
ungranted, to remain in common.-All the beds of the bays, rivers,
creeks, and the shores of the sea within the jurisdiction of this
Commonwealth, and. not c.onveyed by special grant or compact
according to law, shall continue and remain the property of the
Commonwealth of Virginia, and may be used as a common by all
the people of the State for the purpose of fishing and fowling, and
of taking and catching oysters and other shellfish, subject to the
provisions of chapters one hundred and twenty-seven, one hundred
and twenty-eight and one hundred and thirty, and any future laws
that may be passed by the General Assembly; and io grant shall
hereafter be issued by the Register of the Land Office to pass any
estate or interest of the Commonwealth in any natural oyster bed,
rock, or shoal, whether the said bed, rock, or shoal shall ebb bare
or not. (Code 1887, q 1338.)
Sec. 3574. Rights and privileges of owners to extend, to low
water mark.-Subject to the provisions of the preceding section.
the limits or bounds of the several tracts of land lying on the said
bays, rivers, creeks, and shores, and the rights.and privileges of
the owners of such lands, shall extend to low water mark, but no
farther, unless where a creek or river, or some part thereof, is


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