William A. Irvin

Make a voyage to the William A. Irvin 

SS William A. Irvin, resumed on-board tours Friday, July 10. Station to station tours will continue every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm through September.

This marks the first time that on-board tours have been conducted since 2017. The Irvin was removed from her berth and towed to Fraser Shipyards in 2018 for much needed hull restoration work. She returned in late 2019. Her 2020 opening was delayed due to the impact of COVID-19.


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.

The gift shop is exclusively available to patrons at the end of their tour and is closed to the general public as a safety precaution.


Contact information

218-722-7876 (During Season)

218-623-1236 (Off Season)