Kavanaugh filed a bill against The Director of Conservation of the State of Michigan to quiet title to a strip of land several hundred feet in width between the meander line and the present waters of Saginaw Bay, a part of Lake Huron. Complainant claims title to this land by reason of the fact that it was added to his abutting property by accretion and reliction. The State defends on the ground that the meander line conclusively for all time determines the boundary line of abutters on the Great Lakes, and that consequently the doctrine of accretion and reliction is inapplicable to such boundaries. Held, the meander lines on the Great Lakes do conclusively fix the boundary lines for the abutting proprietors; but, though the abutting proprietors do not own these lands beyond the meander line, they may exercise the ordinary riparian rights over them.

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