William A. Irvin

Currently Closed for the 2018 Season

Due to the historical restoration project of the Minnesota Slip, the William A. Irvin will be closed for the entire 2018 season.  This also includes the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship.  Beginning in May 2019 we will reopen for daily tours.

To enjoy another ship experience during the 2018 season, we encourage you to visit the Vista Fleet just behind the Irvin or tour the SS. Meteor Whaleback Ship Museum in Superior, WI.


Make a voyage to the William A. Irvin

In the heart of Canal Park, set against the majestic Aerial Lift Bridge, is a Great Lakes vessel you can’t miss—and won’t want to. Despite carrying iron ore and coal for 40 years through treacherous storms, the William A. Irvin remains in pristine condition today. Don’t miss your chance to tour the proud flagship of U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet. Schedule a group visit, get ticketing information or discover its rich history.


Set sail for the gift shop

Be sure to stop by the William A. Irvin gift shop, featuring the area’s largest selection in nautical items and collectibles.


Contact information

218-722-7876 (During Season)

218-623-1236 (Off Season)