William A. Irvin

William A. Irvin Arrives, Slowly Pulls into Minnesota Slip

610-foot laker pulls in with only 7 inches of room on each side.

DULUTH, Minn.- After much anticipation and setback, the William A. Irvin–Duluth’s historic museum ship–headed back home to Canal Park Wednesday night. This after it underwent repairs while the seawalls in the Minnesota Slip were also getting worked on. The “Queen of the Lakes” left Fraser Shipyards around 5:30. Just like last year the move was dicey with only seven inches…

William A. Irvin to be Back in Minnesota Slip in Coming Weeks

The Irvin, however, won't be open to the public until next summer

DULUTH, Minn.- We are learning the William A. Irvin will be back in the Minnesota Slip in the coming weeks. The Irvin has been at a dry dock in Fraser Shipyards getting detailed maintenance done to it. Fraser Shipyards is cleaning the bottom of the boat, while AMI Consulting is inspecting all of the rivets to check which ones need…

Haunted Shack Looking for Spooky Volunteers

At least 50 volunteers needed to help make the haunted attraction a success.

CARLTON, Minn.- The Haunted Shack and Haunted Ridge are looking for more spooky characters to join in scaring the people of the Northland. “Just having fun scaring people, it’s really fun,” said Volunteer Coordinator Julie Schwarzkopf. The demand is bigger this year as the William A. Irvin Haunted Ship will once again not be in the Minnesota Slip. “It did…

William A. Irvin To Begin Restoration Process

Starting Thursday, work will begin on the Irvin ten months after leaving Minnesota Slip

DULUTH, Minn.- Starting Thursday, more than ten months after the William A. Irvin was move from it’s home in the Minnesota Slip during reconstruction there, work to restore the Irvin will begin. Back in September, Duluth Entertainment Convention Center officials said the Irvin would be moving back to the Minnesota Slip this spring in time for tourism season. But, when…

Charter Docks Installed at Newly Constructed Minnesota Slip

Spring is in the air as ten docks were put in the new look Minnesota slip

DULUTH, Minn.- The signs of summer are starting to pop up in Duluth. Today, charter docks were installed in the newly constructed Minnesota Slip. This comes after a cramped season last summer for the charters during the slip’s reconstruction project that pushed the William A. Irvin out from the slips seawall. It’s been a wild scene in the Minnesota slip…

Irvin May Not Return To Slip Until August; Ship’s Maintenance Work In Question

DULUTH, Minn.- The William A. Irvin may not get its paint job and rehab work after all. According to DECC’s Executive Director Chelly Townsend, the bids for the Irvin’s maintenance work at Fraser Shipyards are coming in higher than expected. Townsend said they can’t pay much more than $500,000 worth of grant money available from the Minnesota Historical Society. The…

So Long, William A. Irvin

Duluth Skyline Missing Key Part

DULUTH, Minn.- The news is in, the William A. Irvin safely ended its journey at Fraser Shipyards in Superior at 4 am Saturday morning, after setting out the night before. In the chill of Friday night, this longtime resident of Duluth left its home, like many of us do, to sort things out. The move came a couple hours behind…

Irvin Leaves, Leaving Empty Space In Duluth

Crowds Gather To Say Goodbye to Symbol of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.- A longstanding staple of Duluth is leaving home for the first time in 30 years. The William A. Irvin is getting some cleaning and some work done at Fraser Shipyards in Superior. Crews began moving the ship at about 10:30 Friday night. This came after an hour and a half delay from the time they projected, due to…

Inline Marathon Moves Finish Line

Finish Line and Expo Move to DECC

DULUTH, Minn.- The largest inline marathon in North America is going through some big changes this year. The finish line at the 23rd Annual Northshore Inline Marathon will be moved 900 feet back along the course to the bay-side of the DECC, due to the Minnesota slip and sea wall construction project going on there. It was previously in front of…

Irvin, Haunted Ship Canceled For Season Because Of Slip/Seawall Work

Delayed Seawall Reconstruction, MPCA Slip Work To Blame

DULUTH, Minn. – The William A. Irvin’s summer tours and even the popular Haunted Ship are called off for 2018. That complicated and delayed seawall reconstruction work is ultimately to blame. And docking behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) to possibly open is no longer an option. Duluth city councilor Zack Filipovich tells FOX 21 the season closure of the William A. Irvin is disappointing, but he says the seawall reconstruction in the Minnesota Slip needs…

William A. Irvin Closed for the Year

There is no Completion Date set for the Cleanup Project

DULUTH, Minn. – The William A. Irvin will be closed for the remainder of the year according to city officials. Repairs to the seawall are still underway, but the Minnesota Slip cleanup will not begin until this fall. For cleanup to happen the Irvin will need to be moved out of the slip which comes with a cost. The city…

Charter Season Feeling Cramps With Seawall Reconstruction Delay

William A. Irvin Is 10 Feet Closer To Docks During Seawall Work

DULUTH, Minn. – 12-hour work days, six days a week: That’s the new pace underway for the $6 million seawall reconstruction project in Duluth’s Minnesota Slip that the city says is scheduled to be completed by mid-June, with new bike lanes and sidewalks wrapping up in August. The delayed seawall project has the William A. Irvin pushed out about 10…

Halted Duluth Seawall Project OK’d After Historic Preservation Concerns

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s multi-million dollar seawall reconstruction project has been given the green light to start work up again after questions were raised about the historical significance of the Minnesota Slip, according to the mayor’s office late Wednesday. This means the State Historical Preservation Office has completed its work and has concluded the seawall reconstruction will not cause adverse…

Haunted Ship Prepares for Opening Day

The William A. Irvin will Open for Spooktacular Tours Starting Thursday, October 5

DULUTH, Minn. – Ghosts and goblins will be unleashed starting Thursday evening aboard the William A. Irvin in Duluth’s Canal Park. The annual Haunted Ship starts at 6:30 p.m. Organizers say they start crafting new decorations and props in May after planning begins in November. This year Northlanders will be spooked and filled with terror as they make their way…