- Type: Great Lakes passenger
- Displacement: 2,662 tons
- Dimensions: 290 x 47 x 18 ft.
- Machinery: Quadruple expansion steam engine, single screw = 15 knots
- Passengers: 521
- Crew: 50
- Builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse, Michigan, 1914
- Service: Built for Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Transit Co., Detroit. Launched 21 Feb 1914. Burned to waterline 9 Sep 1924 at Holland, Michigan. Rebuilt in time for next year's cruise schedule. Ran aground on Tin Pan Shoal in the Straits of Mackinac, Jun 1937, and later grounded in the St. Clair River, Jun 1962. South American and her running mate, North American, were the first deep draft vessels to travel the St. Lawrence Seaway in Sep 1958. Last cruise 1967. Sold to Seafarers' International Union and converted to a training ship at Newport News, VA, for use at Lundeberg School of Seamanship, Piney Point, MD. Sold for scrapping in 1974.