People's Ferry Company of Boston v. BeersAnnotate this Case
61 U.S. 393 (1857)
U.S. Supreme Court
People's Ferry Company of Boston v. Beers, 61 U.S. 20 How. 393 393 (1857)
People's Ferry Company of Boston v. Beers
1 U.S. (20 How.) 393
The admiralty jurisdiction of the courts of the United States does not extend to cases where a lien is claimed by the builders of a vessel for work done and materials found in its construction.
Whether the district courts can enforce a lien in such cases, where the law of the state where the vessel was built gave a lien for its construction, is a question which the Court does not now decide.
[MR. CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY, HAVING BEEN INDISPOSED, DID NOT SIT IN THIS CAUSE.]
The facts of the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.