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Planet (Steamboat), broke machinery, 1 Jun 1856

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Steamer PLANET, broke her machinery on Upper Lakes, and was towed into port,
June 1856. Property loss, hull $1,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      STEAMER PLANET DISABLED. - By information received from Detroit by
the MAY QUEEN, this morning, we learn that the steamer PLANET on her trip up,
while between Grand Island and Marquette, became disabled by the breaking of her
machinery and was towed back to Grand Island by the steamer LADY ELGIN, to
await repairs. We understand that the damage is to her cross-head and front links
which are broken, and her piston rod injured. How long she will be delayed by the
accident is uncertain, though it is certain that she will not be able to take her place
in time to leave this port Thursday evening. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 26, 1856

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,500
Remarks: Repaired
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
William R. McNeil
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Planet (Steamboat), broke machinery, 1 Jun 1856