Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Planet (Steamboat), 1 May 1855
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ANOTHER NEW STEAMER.---Capt. Ward was to have launched, on Saturday last, at Newport, a new steamer to be used in the Lake Superior trade.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 14, 1855

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      Capt. E.B. Ward launched yesterday, at Newport, his steamer PLANET. She is 260 feet long, and will be finished in elegant style. She is intended for the Sault trade.
Capt. Ward today lays the keel of a steamer to be called the COMET, intended to be of similar size and finish with the PLANET. ---- Cleveland paper
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, May 17, 1855

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THE PLANET.---This is the name of a new boat of 1,200 tons, built by Capt. E.B. Ward, for the lake Supoerior trade, to take the place of the ill-fated COLLINS. She is receiving her finishing touches at Newport, and will be ready for sea in about three weeks. Capt. Eastbrook, who is thoroughly acquainted with the navigation of Lake Superior, will command her. ----- Detroit Tribune
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, July 21, 1855

Paddle wheel steamer PLANET. Of 1,153 tons gross. Built Newport, Mich., 1855. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. -- Rig changed to a barge October 5, 1867
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States,
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 t0 1868

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Planet (Steamboat), 1 May 1855