§31-3-1. Consent of state to construction of booms.
The consent of the state is given for the construction of a
boom or booms, by corporations incorporated for the purpose, with
or without piers, dam or dams, in the rivers, creeks or other
streams of this state which may be necessary for the purpose of
stopping and securing boats, rafts, logs, masts, spars, lumber
and other timber: Provided, however, That no such boom or dam
shall be constructed in any of the rivers, creeks or other
streams of the state, which are navigable by steamboats at an
ordinary stage of water above the places where such boom or dam
is proposed to be located.