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S.S. South American
SOUTH AMERICAN backing away from dock. Built at Ecorse, MI in 1914 for the Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Company (Georgian Bay Line) for passenger-only cruises. Superstructure burned in ordinary at Holland, Michigan in September, 1924 and was rebuilt that winter to the original plans. Second (dummy) funnel added. Sold, fall, 1967 to Seamen's International Union. Taken to east coast and engines and boilers removed, but never used as intended at the seamen's school at Piney point, MD. Scrapped in 1992 after years of decline and partial collapse of the superstructure.
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Edward O. Clark
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Braun Brothers
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