Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
William E. Harris, Panama City, Fla., J. Ben Watkins, James C. Truett, Truett & Watkins, Tallahassee, Fla., Davenport, Johnston, Harris & Urquhart, Panama City, Fla., for appellant.
Leo C. Jones, Jones & Jones, Panama City, Fla., for appellees.
Before BROWN, Chief Judge and GEWIN and WRIGHT, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.
On August 31, 1964, Clifford Shelkofsky and his grandson, Greg Stemm, age seven, were fishing off a 13-foot skiff powered by an 18-horsepower outboard motor in St. Andrews Bay in Bay County, Florida. Appellees' 65-foot yacht, the FRANNY BEE, proceeding at a speed variously estimated at from 8 to 10 and 25 to 30 miles per hour, passed within 35 feet of the Shelkofsky skiff en route from Pensacola to Panama City, Florida. Soon after the FRANNY BEE passed...
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