Friday, September 21, 2007

Edward S. Kendrick / South American

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Thanks to The Rock for identifying both Mystery Ships! The freighter on the left is the Edward S. Kendrick while the passenger ship on the right is the South American. The Edward S. Kendrick was launched in 1907 and was scrapped in 1973. The South American was a popular passenger steamer that was launched in 1914 and served on the Great Lakes until she was retired from service 1967. The ship was to be used as a dormitory and class room for the Union's Lundeburg School of Seamanship but did not pass inspection and was eventually scrapped in 1992. If you would like to see a color photo of the South American taken by Bud Massman, Jr., please click here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pictured are the EDWARD KENDRICK of the former Wilson SS Line passing the passenger boat NORTH AMERICAN of the Georgian Bay Line.
The KENDRICK has since been scrapped, and the NORTH lies on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, having suffered her fate when the tug towing her(empty) to Florida had to part the tow line during a storm.

The Rock

September 27, 2007 9:19 AM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Rock,

Thanks for the identifications and information. I especially appreciate you telling me how to differentiate between the North American and the South American. Thanks again for your comments as well as your continued contributions to the blog. :)

September 27, 2007 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Manse's photo of the NORTH was taken at the Arnold dock on Mackinac Island, and clearly shows the distinguishing factor that differentiated the NORTH AMERICAN from her sister ship, SOUTH AMERICAN.
You can see that on C deck, the NORTH has "windows", whereas the C Deck of the SOUTH had the traditional round portholes.

The college kids who worked on these boats during the summer to earn some money for their studies have held an occasional "reunion" through the years.

The Rock

September 28, 2007 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My father served as a deck hand as a young man on the North American. He lived in Holland, Michigan. He had many fine stories of sailing the Great Lakes. I still have in my posession a copy of the menu and charges for the various rooms and legs of the voyage. $30-$40 for a trip wasn't bad.

April 15, 2012 9:40 AM  

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