<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">Actually, "to the river" is generally interpreted as to the center of the stream for a non-navigable stream. So, until a determination from the Land Board, the owner does have a pretty good position.Originally posted by Scruffy Bearded Varmint:
1. The legal description of the property reads "...West 177.25 feet; thence South 38° 07' 47" East to the Trask River; Thence Northeasterly,..." The property owner claimed that his deed gave him title to the middle of the river. In other words, the upland property owner had people arrested for trespassing on property he did not own.
<font size="2" face="verdana,arial,helvetica">I have a question here. It may just be semantics or it may have been court-defined. But why do you think that means "to the middle of the river"? I would think it meant to the bank of the river. If you own property on a street it is "to the street" That doesn't mean to the middle of the street. Why would it mean anything different just because it's a water body?deed that calls "to the river" would almost assuredly mean that the property does go to the center of the river