The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 15 Oct 1904

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That Libel Case. The steambarge Pewaukee, Capt. Wm. Boyd, returned from Grand Haven on Sunday. In speaking of the libel of the craft Capt. Boyd stated that Attorney Krause of Milwaukee asserted that in all his sixteen years of practice in marine cases this was an exceptional one, and probably has no equal in or out of court. The Pewaukee was libeled together with her cargo, the latter being the property of Contractor Love who has the government work at Grand Haven and who was subjected to considerable delay and loss by the proceedings. No claims were filed against the boat for services, and the libellants have laid themselves libel to the contractor for damages for delaying the discharge of the cargo. The owners of the steamer have filed with the U.S. court at Grand Haven a statement of what they consider sufficient compensation for services rendered and will bring action to recover damages for unnecessary delay. Contractor Love will also file a claim to reimburse him for losses sustained by reason of delay, the libellants having no authority to attach the steamer's cargo under any circumstances. The case is likely to develop some interesting phases in marine law if it is permitted to come to trial. The owners of the steamer Pentland may realize that they were rather premature, however.

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15 Oct 1904
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 15 Oct 1904