City of Paris
76 U.S. 634 (1869)

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City of Paris, 76 U.S. 9 Wall. 634 634 (1869)

City of Paris

76 U.S. (9 Wall.) 634

Syllabus

1. The rule declared in the preceding case as to the obligation of large steam vessels moving in it crowded harbor like New York to move slowly and to keep themselves under such entire control as to be able to stop on short notice declared anew.

2. Such steamers should keep a vigilant lookout, and if they enter narrow passages between other vessels, do so only when they plainly see that they can proceed through them without danger to other vessels. If, notwithstanding all their caution and vigilance, they see any vessel approaching so as to make a danger of collision, they should stop and reverse their engine as soon as is possible.

This was an appeal in admiralty from the decree of the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District

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of New York affirming a decree of the district court on a libel in admiralty, the waters where the collision took place having been the very same as in the collision in the last case -- those, namely, between Jersey City and the Battery at New York.

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