March 16, 1877
Suit to Recover a Fisherman's Wages
John Dolan, of the crew of
Sch. Hattie L. Newman, of Beverly, shipped in April 1876 on a
Grand Banks trip at $22 per month. While out in a dory June 2nd, with a companion, they
were lost is a fog, and for eight days were without food and water, until picked up by a
His hardships induced a severe sickness, and
necessitated the amputation of three toes on each foot. He has brought suit against the
schooner in the United States District court to recover fine months wages, $110, and
expenses for fifty weeks sickness in hospital, $313.
The defense is that the libellant disobeyed
orders or he would not have been lost, and that the master is liable and not the vessel.
J. C. Perkins for liblt.; S. B. Ives for clmt.