2011 Hawaii Code
7. Miscellaneous Rights of the People
§7-2 Driftwood.

HI Rev Stat § 7-2 (2011 through Reg Sess) What's This?

§7-2 Driftwood. All wood of any description which may drift on to the beach of any part of the State shall be the property of the finder, and anyone finding such driftwood may take the same for the finder's own private use, without paying a share to the State; provided that this section shall not be construed to apply to any vessel wrecked or stranded on any part of the shores of the State. [CC 1859, §1478; RL 1925, §577; RL 1935, §1695; RL 1945, §12902; RL 1955, §14-2; HRS §7-2; gen ch 1985]

Case Notes

Finder is one who exercises some act of ownership over it. 6 H. 167.

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