The Eclipse, 135 U.S. 599 (1890)
U.S. Supreme CourtThe Eclipse, 135 U.S. 599 (1890)
Argued April 29, 1890
Decided May 19, 1890
135 U.S. 599
APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE TERRITORY OF DAKOTA
A court of admiralty has no equity power to wind up a trust concerning a licensed vessel, or to enforce an alleged contract of sale of it.
When an intervener in an admiralty suit in rem seeks a remedy concerning the vessel which is not maritime in its nature, the court is without jurisdiction over his claim, and the intervention should be dismissed.