The American Law Journal, 1852, Vol. 11

The American Law Journal, 1852, Vol. 11 : New Series, Vol. IV (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The American Law Journal, 1852, Vol. 11: New Series, Vol. IV The plaintifl' had a right to run his coal boat, and the de fendants had a right to run their steamboat; but both must act out these rights with preper reference to their corelative duties. The rights of both are secured, and regulated by law; the right of navigation, by the general law of the river, and the right of moorage, by the local ordinances and customs of the harbor. It is a well known law of navigation, that vessels bavin full control of their motive power, shall give way to those whio are less manageable; and the rule commends itself to our common sense of justice. Hence a steamboat, in motion, must give way to coal boats. But it by no means follows that a steamboat, not in motion, is bound to give way. Any vessel may moor at the shore or near it, or in the middle of the river, and having a right to do ao - sub'ect to the duty of showing a light at night, if it be out in e thoroughfare - it is the ut of other vessels to keep clear of it. And there is no rule 0 law that, under ordinary circumstances, forbids one or more vessels moor ing outside of others at the shore. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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