William A. Irvin

Currently Closed for the Season

The William A. Irvin is currently closed.  The ship was moved to Fraser Shipyards for painting and maintenance work while the Minnesota Slip is undergoing repairs.  We will reopen for tours in 2020.

Visit our Facebook page for restoration updates.

Star Tribune article and restoration photos.

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)