West's Federal Reporter. 1. 1st Ser., Vol. 1-300 Only Volume 24

West's Federal Reporter. 1. 1st Ser., Vol. 1-300 Only Volume 24

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...widths out, while libelant's evidence gives her various distances much nearer, down to 15 feet. I think the weight of all the evidence is in favor of about two widths distance; but this point loses materiality, because other evidence shows that the Comeaux was pursuing the usual and customary track. It is further urged that the rules governing steam-vessels when approaching sailing vessels should be applicable to steam-boats in approaching skilfs. This may be granted for this case. One of the best settled of those rules is that the sailing vessel must hold its course, and not suddenly change and run into danger. A sailing vessel that changed its course and run across the bows of a closely approaching steamer, and, having got directly in the way, should down all sail and wait to be smashed, would not be allowed damages if collision resulted. I recognize this as a case of hardship for the libelants, but I cannot say from the evidence that the Comeaux was in fault, and if I should determine that libelants' hardships entitled them to some relief from the owners of the Comeaux, I could only do so by rejecting evidence that really strikes me to be not only credible but true. The judge of the district court evidently took the same view of the case, and his judgment must be at'f1rmed. A decree will be entered dismissing the libel. Neither party, however, are to recover costs. Tun Barrrsn Enema. (District Court, S. D. New York. July 3, 1885.) 1. COLLlSION--NAVIGATION--VVHARVES AND S1.n=s--S'rsv-Lmas. Reasonable prudence and caution in moving heavy boats about whurves and slips in a high wind and strong tide require the use of stay-lines at bow and stern to prevent such boats from becoming unmanageable; and where a coalboat, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 912g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951980
  • 9781236951984