H the lessee of a ferry, hired from defendant, for one day, the steam tug and crew, to assist in carrying his passengers across. He received the fares : and defendants were paid by him for the hire of the tug; they sent and paid the crew. Plaintiff who had contracted with and paid H for being carried across the ferry at all times during one year, went on board the tug, from H’s pier, as a passenger, for the purpose of crossing. By the negligence of the crew some tackle broke; and plaintiff while on board, was injured. Held that he was entitled to recover against defendants for such negligence.
 EngR 857, (1858) El Bl and El 899, (1858) 120 ER 744
England and Wales
Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.289328