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S.S. William A. Irvin

Historic Site
Starboard Side

The S.S. William A. Irvin is the retired flagship of United States Steel's Great Lakes Fleet. The ore carrier was launched at Loraine, Ohio in 1938 and sailed throughout the Great Lakes until 1978, never entering ocean water. The S.S. William A. Irvin was the premier ship in her time, boasting two steam turbine engines, a small crew of 32 persons, storm tunnels on each side, and elegant guest accommodations. The Irvin also twilights as the Haunted Ship during the month of October. See for more details.

Time Period Represented


Accessibility Notes

The Irvin is NOT handicap accessible. Steep stairs are required to enter the gift shop and there are many flights of stairs throughout the tour.

Pet Friendly Notes

Please do not bring animals aboard the S.S. William A. Irvin.


10am - 4pm May 1 - Memorial Day, Memorial Day - Labor Day 9am - 6pm, Labor Day - Sept. 20 10am - 4pm

Seasons Open

May - September, Haunted Tours exclusively in October


$12/adult, $8/students and seniors, children 10 and under FREE per each paid adult, call 218-623-1236 for group pricing. Haunted Ship $10/person

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