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7 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    If you win it sets a precedent, if you lose it is just one stretch of lonely stream.

    If someone now trespasses on this waterway it could be a criminal offense? The state has to abide by the ruling.

  2. Sad outcome that recreational paddlers are prevented from waterways. I get their reason by I am still bothered that because of the actions of one they opted to ban everyone.

    • Boreas says:


      Nothing has changed. Paddling “their” private stretch of the river was prohibited long before the court case – and still is. The trespass was a test case to try to get the section opened to paddling, but the courts denied it.

  3. Helen Eagle says:

    So, since I own to the high water on the oposite side of the Bouquet, I don’t have to let people paddle and fish (fishing rights never given) on the stretch I own??

  4. George Locker says:

    Is the judge’s statement of the law on navigability correct, or not?

  5. Cristine Meixner says:

    The Brandreth Park owners are lucky Father Cuomo isn’t still in office. He would have taken their land by eminent domain after the court ruled against the state, as he did with the Peasley land in the Town of Lake Pleasant. And the Peasleys always allowed others to use their lands!

  6. John Wadlin says:

    The Catskill Landowners applaud the fine work by attorney Dennis Phillips in protecting the rights of the property owners.

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