Amer. and Eng. Encyc. of Law (2nd ed., Northport, Long Island, N.Y. : 1898), Vol. 6 p. 171.
“Coast”—defined to be the seaboard of a country.1
1 Ravesies v. U.S., 35 Fed. 919.
Farnham on Waters and Water Rights : Rochester, 1904, Vol. 2, p. 1463.
“In a statute which requires measurement from the coast, the coast is the point of contact of the main land with the main sea ; and when a bay intervenes the point of contact of the bay with the main land is to be considered as the coast.” 2
2 Hamilton v. Menifee, 11 Tex. 718.
Gould on Waters, 3rd ed., Chicago, 1900, p. 64.
“The term 'coast' or 'sea-coast,' appears to have no fixed meaning apart from the context, and to be equally appllicable to the space between high and low-water mark, or to the territory bordering on the sea, or to that part of the sea which adjoins the land.”