AN ACT to prevent Obstructions in the Delaware River.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the, Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, That if any person or persons, or corporation, their agents or shore or lessees, shall cause any obstruction to be erected or placed, or harbor of any city or remain upon the shore of any navigable river in the State of Delaware, so as to interfere with the public use of the said the bank of river shore or harbor of any city or town situated upon bank of such river, and shall, after notice, allow the said obstruction to remain unabated for the period of thirty days, such person or persons, or corporation or their agents or lessees, shall be proceeded against criminally by indictment in the Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Jail Delivery of the county where such obstruction of maintaining a public nuisance, such person or persons, or corporation or their agents or lessees, shall be required by the order of the court where such conviction is had, to remove such obstruction, and shall be fined in any sum not less than one thousand ($1,000) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), in the discretion of the court.

SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, It shall be the duty of the Attorney General of the State of Delaware, upon a proper representation by the authorities of any city or town of the existence of any obstruction as aforesaid, in the harbor of the said city or town, to institute the proceedings as provided

for in the foregoing section.

Passed at Dover, March 25, 1875.