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Lake Michigan shoreline open to all, Indiana Supreme Court rules
the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that Lake Michigan's shoreline is open to all. It's a win for beach walkers, and a slap to the beachfront home owners who had wanted the law to grant them exclusive use of the the beach area from their homes to the water ...
By Tanda Gmiter
In what's being hailed a landmark decision, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that Lake Michigan's shoreline is open to all.
It's a win for beach walkers, and a slap to the beachfront home owners who had wanted the law to grant them exclusive use of the the beach area from their homes to the water, the Associated Press reported.
This week's 4-0 ruling sets the ordinary high water mark as the dividing line between the state-owned land under the lake, and what private property owners can claim.
What's the high water mark? It's the line on the shore created by the water's fluctuating levels.
The Indiana case started when a couple claimed their lakefront property rights extended to the very edge of the lake, and that no one could walk on the beach near their home without permission.
In Michigan, this issue was decided in 2005 in favor of beach walkersThe Michigan Supreme Court ruled that the public has a right to walk along the lakeshore, as long as they stay below the lake's high-water mark.
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