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SS William A. Irvin

The William A. Irvin is the former flagship of the US Steel fleet of bulk cargo freighters. After she was retired, she was bought by the city of Duluth, MN and turned into a floating museum. She has been tied up in the Minnesota Slip by the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center for more than two decades now.


The Irvin is 610 feet long and is a traditional "straight decker", meaning she has no self-unloading gear. She was powered by steam turbine that was powered by boilers that burned coal. She was retired in 1978 after 40 years of service.

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Taken on July 11, 2012