43 U.S. Code § 931 - Navigable rivers as public highways

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All navigable rivers, within the territory occupied by the public lands, shall remain and be deemed public highways; and, in all cases where the opposite banks of any streams not navigable belong to different persons, the stream and the bed thereof shall become common to both.

Source

(R.S. § 2476.)
Codification

R.S. § 2476 derived from acts May 18, 1796, ch. 29, § 9,1 Stat. 468; Mar. 3, 1803, ch. 27, § 17,2 Stat. 235.

 

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