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Barry v. Grela

ELR Citation: 7 ELR 20698
361 N.E.2d 1251/372 Mass. 278, (Mass., 03/31/1977)

The court affirms a lower court ruling granting to plaintiff the right to walk on defendants' land, between high and low watermarks, in order to fish from a publicly owned jetty. The court finds that the access right stems from a colonial Massachusetts ordinance that granted ownership subject to a reserved easement for "free fishing and fowling."

Counsel for Plaintiff
Alan A. Green
171 Main St., Hyannis MA 02601
(617) 771-5070

Counsel for Defendants
Maurice M. Goldman
Route 6A, Brewster MA 02631
(617) 896-3737

Elmer E. Johnson, III
Old Farm Rd., Dover MA 02030
(617) 785-0792