The Margaret
94 U.S. 494 (1876)

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The Margaret, 94 U.S. 494 (1876)

The Margaret

94 U.S. 494

Syllabus

1. A steam tug which engages to tow a vessel into a port, although not a common carrier nor an insurer, is bound to exercise reasonable skill and care in everything relating to the work until it is accomplished, and she is liable for the want of either to the extent of the damage sustained.

2. She is bound to know the channel of her home port, how to reach it, and whether, in the state of the wind and water, it is safe and proper to attempt to enter with a tow.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.

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