Sturgis v. Clough
62 U.S. 451 (1858)

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Sturgis v. Clough, 62 U.S. 21 How. 451 451 (1858)

Sturgis v. Clough

62 U.S. (21 How.) 451

Syllabus

Where two steam tugs are approaching a vessel from different directions in order to secure the contract of towing her into harbor, the established rules are that the steamer which is following in the wake of the vessel should come up on her starboard quarter and slack her engine, whilst the steamer which is approaching from the opposite direction should round to, either to windward or leeward, so as to head the same way as the vessel.

Page 62 U. S. 452

The facts in the case are set forth in the opinion of the Court.

The district court dismissed the libel, each party paying his own costs.

The circuit court affirmed this decree, and that the appellees recover of the libellant their taxed costs of appeal.

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