981.05 Compensation for securing drift timber.

A person taking and securing boats, fleets of timber rafts, platforms, logs or trees prepared for the purpose of sale, crossties, railroad ties, boards, planks, staves, heading, or timber prepared for market, the property of another, found adrift in the Ohio river and the rivers and creeks within this state in which there is no boom or arrangement provided by the owner for the preservation thereof below the point at which they are so found, whether they have thereon a brand or trade-mark or not, shall receive a compensation from the owner thereof for so much thereof as he shall deliver to such owner, as follows:

(A) For each freight boat or other heavy boat, ten dollars;

(B) For each jack boat, skiff, or canoe, fifty cents;

(C) For each fleet of timber, ten dollars;

(D) For each raft of not less than forty logs, four dollars;

(E) For each platform of not less than ten logs, one dollar;

(F) For each saw log or other log or tree prepared for sale, twenty-five cents;

(G) For each crosstie or railroad tie, six cents;

(H) For boards or planks caught in rafts or large bodies;

(1) One dollar per one thousand feet, board measure, for twenty thousand feet or less quantity;

(2) For over twenty thousand feet, fifty cents per one thousand feet, board measure; but if such boards or planks are loose and scattered, four dollars per one thousand feet, board measure, and for staves and heading, five dollars per thousand pieces for such as are merchantable.

Such charges shall be paid by the owner of such property, if required, upon its delivery to him. Such person shall have a lien upon the property so taken and secured by him for such fees and for his charges as provided in section 981.06 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 981.05

History. Effective Date: 10-01-1953