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Private or not, court says canoeists can paddle on through

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At issue was whether some navigable waterways in New York state are like public highways, to be freely used for travel, or private roads, to be used only with the approval of the owner. And to the relief of anyone who loves to enjoy nature while paddling a canoe or kayak, a state Supreme Court judge ruled last week that any navigable waterway can be used for travel and recreation, whether it passes through private ...

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