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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...William H. Murdaugh, an officer in the navy for twenty years (fol. 1142). James W. Marshall, Delaware pilot for thirty years (fols. 1243, 1268, 1271, 1279). John Marshall, seaman and wrecker at the Breakwater all his life (fols. 1326, 1330, 1343, 1344, 1347, 1351 and 1352). Laban L. Lyons, mariner ten or twelve years, residing at the Breakwater all his long life (fols. 1355, 1360). George H. Maule, Delaware pilot over forty years (1381, 1382, 1388-98). Edward V. Hitchins, shipmaster, lived at the Breakwater all his life (1407, 1416, 1422, 1426, 1427). Jacob A. Marshall, Delaware pilot for forty years (fols. 1434, 1435, 1436, 1437, 1443, 1445). John Kelly, Delaware pilot over forty years (fols. 1668, 1672, 1674). Edward M. Stoddard, mariner for over twenty-five years, experienced in towing (fols. 1683, 1688, 1689, 1699). Rudolph H. Olmstead, mariner fifteen or sixteen years and passenger on the Wyanoke (fols. 1759, 1770). George W. Couch, master of the Wyanoke, (fols. 1873 and 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1933 and 1934). Israel Merritt, wrecker for over thirty-five years, of great skill and experience (fols, 1946, 1947, 1949). Merritt S. Woodhull, master of steamers thirty years (fols. 1962, 1963 and 1970). These fourteen witnesses give a body of testimony in support of Capt. Couch's judgment, which the evidence for the plaintiff does not at all overbalance. (i. We maintain this proposition, viz.: That, the question to be determined being this, whether Capt. Couch was guilty of negligence in the judgment which he made, that it was best not to try to get into the Breakwater, but to keep on, if it appears that that question was one as to which expert of equal skill might differ, the Court should say that, as matter of law, negligence could not be predicated of...
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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952715
  • 9781236952714