Veazie v. Moor - 55 U.S. 568 (1852)
U.S. Supreme Court
Veazie v. Moor, 55 U.S. 14 How. 568 568 (1852)
Veazie v. Moor
55 U.S. (14 How.) 568
The River Penobscot is entirely within the State of Maine, from its source to its mouth. For the last eight miles of its course, it is not navigable, but crossed by four dams erected for manufacturing purposes. Higher up the stream there was an imperfect navigation.
A law of the state granting the exclusive navigation of the upper river to a company who were to improve it is not in conflict with the 8th section of the 1st Article of the Constitution of the United States, and a license to carry on the coasting trade did not entitle a vessel to navigate the upper waters of the river.
The facts in the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.