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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: South American

Ship owner: Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Co.; Colonna Shipyard; Seamen's International Union

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Year ship built: 1914

Year engine built: 1914

Location engine built: Ecorse, Michigan

Final disposition: Out of documentation, 1967. Sold for scrap, April, 1974, but not scrapped. Finally cut up in 1995-1996.


First document, June 14, 1914.  Left Great Lakes, October 1967.



1) Chicago & Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Co.

2) Seamen's International Union, Piney Point, Maryland (1967)

3) Colonna Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia (1968)

Registry number: US. 212244

Hull number: 133

Vessel type: Passenger

Height: 18 ft.

Width: 47 ft.

Length: 291 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 2662

Net tonnage: 1427

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 20.5 in.

Piston 2: 30.75 in.

Piston 3: 44.5 in.

Piston 4: 64 in.

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