The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Atlantic (Steamboat), 13 May 1853

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The case of the stm. ATLANTIC (owned by Capt. E.B. Ward) versus the propeller OGDENSBURGH (owned by Crawford & Chamberlain, of this city) has been decided, as we learn from private dispatches from Columbus.
      Judge Leavitt gave his decision that the libelants (the ATLANTIC) was not entitled to a decree, but rendered a verdict for the defendants of $3,000 and costs.
      The case has occupied 10 or 12 days before the U. S. Court and had been argued upon both sides by eminent consul, R.P. Spalding of this city and H. Stanbury of Columbus for the OGDENSBURGH; and Mr. Lothrop of Detroit and Mr. Swayne of Columbus for the ATLANTIC.
It will be recollected that the contending parties at the outset of the case agreed to fix their respective claims at certain sums, the decision either way, to be given for the entire amount. The ATLANTIC's were $75,000, the OGDENSBURGH's $3,000, for which amount the latter has recovered. - Cleveland Plain Dealer.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 13, 1853

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Atlantic (Steamboat), 13 May 1853