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S. D. Caldwell (Propeller), U14654, 31 Dec 1863


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IMPORTANT DECISION. - A Chicago jury have just returned a verdict against the city for $7,000 damages in favor of D. Scott, of the propeller S.D. CALDWELL. It appears that the vessel was under charter to run between Milwaukee and Grand Haven, and that on the 31st. of December, 1863, having made some repairs at Chicago, started to go down the river to the lake. Arriving at one of the bridges, the tender was absent, and the vessel was unable to pass until the 2nd. of January, when the weather became cold, and she had to cut her way out. Damages for detention and expense of getting the boat through the ice was claimed. The jury decided that the City was responsible for the delay, and found a verdict of $7,000 for the plaintiff. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      February 22, 1866
     
     
     
      Steam screw S.D. CALDWELL. U. S. No. 14654. Of 645.50 tons gross; 532.59 tons net. Of 640 horse-power. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1862. Home port, E. Saginaw, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884


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court case
Date of Original:
1863
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McN.E.4630
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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S. D. Caldwell (Propeller), U14654, 31 Dec 1863