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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Possible limits on Great Lakes beach access

    Michigan Supreme Court to consider property rights vs. public beach access

    This is potentially dangerous and disheartening for Michigan natives that grewup with beach access as almost second nature.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Insanity. Where has it ever been the case that waterfront property controls the beach as well? Unprecedented theft of public space.

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    Theys gots their raits.

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    Hey, my first post - just found this site. Anyway ...
    In our area, north side of Lake Erie, we do have a problem with lack of public access/ownership to the shoreline. Folks have deeds that describe their water-side property boundary as something like "the waters edge as of (some date)" or its a surveyed distance that is out into the water. Actually, they're described about as many different ways as you can think to describe them. Say a land owner has to fix a breakwall or do other erosion control work - how do they legally do the work without tresspassing if they've got a tight lot and they can't get construction equipment to the shoreline across their property when their neigbours own up to (or into) the water? Pretty complex situation.

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