SOUTH AMERICAN (1914, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1914
Official Number:
212244
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Ecorse, MI
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: exclusive passenger overnight cruise ship
Hull Materials:
Steel
Number of Decks:
5
Hull Number:
212-244
Builder Name:
Great Lake Engineering Works
Original Owner and Location:
Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Co., Chicago, IL
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
Quadruple Expansion
# Cylinders:
4
# Boilers:
3
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
21 1/2", 30 3/4", 44 1/2" & 64" x 30", 2,500hp @ 115rpm engine, Great Lakes Engineering Works. 3 14' x 12' heated forced draft scotch boilers, Marine Boiler Works, Toledo, OH
Dimensions
Length:
290' 6"
Beam:
47' 1"
Depth:
18'
Tonnage (gross):
2,662
Tonnage (net):
1,427
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Kurt Iron and Metal Works
Baltimore, MD
How:
cut up and scrapped
History

1914, Feb 21 Launched.

1914, Jun 24 First trip from Chicago.

1917 Port of hail Erie, PA.

Home port Holland, MI; carried high school graduation classes and other special groups; ran summer schedule Duluth-Buffalo with stops at Cleveland, Detroit & Mackinac Island.

1922, Sep 9 Laid up Holland, MI; upper structure destroyed by fire; rebuilt, returned to service.

1967 After one of the most successful seasons, 18 trips to Montreal Expo '67 was retired; taken to Norfolk, VA, purchased Seafarrers International Union, floating dorm and clasrooms, Lundberg School of Seamanship, fire regulations halted plans; sold to firm called Ships, Inc. for scrap; several attemps made to save her from scrapping, proved too costly.

1988 Towed to former Maryland Dry Dock, Baltimore, Kirt Iron and Metal Works.

1992, Jul 27 Scrapping scheduled to begin.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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SOUTH AMERICAN (1914, Propeller)