New Bedford Dry Dock Co. v. Purdy,
258 U.S. 96 (1922)

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New Bedford Dry Dock Co. v. Purdy, 258 U.S. 96 (1922)

New Bedford Dry Dock Company v. Purdy

No. 131

Argued January 27, 1922

Decided February 27, 1922

258 U.S. 96


A contract for the woodwork involved in converting a car-float into an amusement steamer by removing the car tracks, relaying the decks as dancing floors and adding a superstructure, steering apparatus, and steam propulsion plant is a maritime contract for repairs, as opposed to original construction, within the Maritime Lien Act of June 23, 1910, and within the admiralty jurisdiction of the District Court. P. 258 U. S. 99.

266 F. 562 reversed.

Appeal from a decree of the district court dismissing a libel to recover damages and enforce a lien for repairs.

Page 258 U. S. 98

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