Inland Waters are defined as the navigable waters of the United States shoreward of the Boundary Lines, and excluding the Great Lakes.
The Boundary Line generally follows the high tide waterline along beaches and shores, and is extended across the entrances to small bays, inlets, harbors, rivers, the ends of breakwaters or jetties. The Boundary Line does not include the Great Lakes.
Yes. Some of the most significant exceptions are:
The full list of rules defining the Boundary line can be found in 46 CFR Part 7
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