52:28-6. Sound between Staten island and New Jersey; Raritan bay
Article V. The state of New Jersey shall have and enjoy exclusive jurisdiction of and over all the waters of the sound between Staten island and New Jersey, lying south of Woodbridge creek, and of and over all the waters of Raritan bay, lying westward of a line drawn from the lighthouse at Prince's bay to the mouth of Matavan creek, subject to the following rights of property and jurisdiction of the state of New York, that is to say:
1. The state of New York shall have the exclusive right of property in and to the land under water lying between the middle of the said waters and Staten island.
2. The state of New York shall have the exclusive jurisdiction of and over the wharves, docks and improvements made and to be made on the shore of Staten island, and of and over all vessels aground on said shore, or fastened to any such wharf or dock, except that the said vessels shall be subject to the quarantine or health laws and laws in relation to passengers of the state of New Jersey, which now exist or which may hereafter be passed.
3. The state of New York shall have the exclusive right of regulating the fisheries between the shore of Staten island and the middle of the said waters; provided, that the navigation of the said waters be not obstructed or hindered.
Rev.1877, p. 1179, s. 7 (C.S. p. 5360, s. 9).
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