U.S. Supreme Court
The Eclipse, 135 U.S. 599 (1890)
Argued April 29, 1890
Decided May 19, 1890
135 U.S. 599
APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT
OF THE TERRITORY OF DAKOTA
A court of admiralty has no equity power to wind up a trust concerning a licensed vessel, or to enforce an alleged contract of sale of it.
When an intervener in an admiralty suit in rem seeks a remedy concerning the vessel which is not maritime in its nature, the court is without jurisdiction over his claim, and the intervention should be dismissed.