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1874. Excerpt: ... White v. Adams. was not at all the fault either
of the steam-tug or of the ship; and that it was wholly the fault
of the schooner. The libel must, therefore, be dismissed, with
costs. Townsend Scudder, for the libellants. Welcome E. Beeie, for
the steamtug. Robert D. Benedict, for the ship. Eastern grstnct nf
geto ftorL OCTOBER, 1871. CHARLES WHITE et al. v. SAMUEL P. ADAMS.
Seamen's Wages.--Abandonment Of Ship. Where a ship, loaded with
railroad iron, and leaking, in heavy weather, waa abandoned, and
the seamen afterwards filed a libel to recover wages for the whole
voyage, on the ground that she was fraudulently abandoned: Held,
That, though there were some extraordinary features in the case,
the Court was satisfied that the master acted according to his best
judgment in abandoning the ship, and the Court would not adopt a
different judgment now: That the seamen, therefore, could not
recover wages for the voyage, but were entitled to recover wages
till the abandonment. Benedict, J. The bark Nellie Chapin, on the
7th day of October, 1869, while on a voyage from Bristol to Lisbon,
was abandoned at sea. The crew, together with a boat, some sails,
provisions, and other articles, were taken oif by a passing vessel.
Four of the seamen now bring this action to recover of the owners
of the bark wages for the whole voyage, upon the ground that the
master fraudulently abandoned the vessel, and thereby unlawfully
prevented them from performing their contract. The evidence
certainly presents some extraordinary White v. Adams. features; but
whatever else might be held to be the proper conclusion to be drawn
respecting the conduct of the master in abandoning his vessel, the
charge of fraud cannot be held to be sustained. The evidence leaves
no doubt in my mind that t...
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