2017 Arkansas Code
Title 18 - Property
Subtitle 2 - Real Property
Chapter 15 - Eminent Domain
Subchapter 8 - Navigation, Coal, and Stone Companies
§ 18-15-807. Packet, coal, and stone companies -- Power of eminent domain
- (1) Any packet company organized under the laws of this state for the purpose of running boats as common carriers upon its navigable waters is given the right of eminent domain to establish landings and loading places upon any of the navigable streams of this state, or upon any creek or bayou emptying thereinto, with the right to deepen and widen the creeks and bayous for a distance not exceeding three (3) miles from their mouths, in order that they may become suitable harbors.
- (2) The landing and loading places shall not exceed ten (10) acres in extent at any one (1) place. All steamboats shall have the right to land, load, and unload at the landing places.
- (b) Packet companies and also all coal and stone companies are also given the right of eminent domain to condemn a right-of-way not exceeding fifty yards (50 yds.) in width for roads or tram roads, to be built from any navigable stream or creek, or bayou emptying thereinto, to any coal mine or stone quarry, in order that the products of the mines or quarries may be transported to the banks of the navigable rivers or to the creeks or bayous, and the right-of-way may be carried across the right-of-way of any railroad company.
- (c) The proceedings for the condemnation of the landing and loading places and rights-of-way shall be, in all things, the same as provided in §§ 18-15-1202 -- 18-15-1207.
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