South American (Propeller), 1914
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SOUTH AMERICAN - Steel cruise passenger steamer (U.S.212244) built in 1914 at Ecorse, MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works (Hull#1 33) launched February 21 , 1914, for Chicago. Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Company: 291 x 47 x 18; 2,662 gross tons. Powered by a 2,500 ihp quadruple expansion steam engine. Sold in 1967 for use as a floating barracks by the Seafarers International Union (SIU). Never used as intended, spent time at Norfolk, Virginia and Camden, New Jersey. Scrapped in Baltimore, MD in 1993.
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes