Showing posts with label William A. Irvin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William A. Irvin. Show all posts

Saturday, September 22, 2018

William A Irvin Move 09/22/2018 - Timelapse

William A Irvin move 09/21-22 2018- (Timelapse)

It took 4 hours to move the William A Irvin out of the Minnesota Slip last night.  As you can see in the 4 hour timelapse, there was a lot of starts and stops along the way.
The Irvin will be back in the same location next spring.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

William A Irvin Pilothouse

Once the Flagship of the U.S.Steel Great Lakes Fleet, the William A Irvin now works as a harbor-side museum for tourists and residences alike to view a piece of our nautical heritage.

Take a 360 peek into the Irvin's Pilothouse by clicking on the image below.
 William A Ervin 360

Friday, August 22, 2014

Invisible Light - Thermal Infrared image of William A Irvin

Our eyes are incredible creations, but, sometimes it's interesting to look at things through a camera that can see heat. Here is a thermal image alongside a standard image of the William A Irvin -- The red color is warm and the green is cool.
William A Irvin - Thermal IR

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

S.S. William A. Irvin

Today I had the chance to stop by for a tour of the Irvin.  What a magnificent ship and interesting tour. 
I took lots of photos but the Captains Bridge was the most interesting. The bottom photo is a 360 panorama of the bridge and if you click on the image, you can step into the scene.

History: (provided by DECC)
As the proud flagship of U.S. Steel's Great Lakes Fleet, she provided comfort and elegance to dignitaries and guests who traveled the Lakes with her. The Irvin was launched November 21, 1937 at the yards of the American Ship Building Company in Lorain, Ohio. At a cost of 1.3 million dollars, the Irvin was the first of four vessels in her class. Her maiden voyage began June 25, 1938 after outfitting in Lorain. The boat was christened by William Irvin's wife, Gertrude, and immediately went to work hauling bulk materials from Two Harbors and Duluth, Minnesota to U.S. Steel's mills of Lakes Michigan and Erie in Ohio and Indian.

 The Irvin is one of few Great Lakes vessels to be retired still holding a current Great Lakes cargo record. By 1978 when the ship entered final layup she had one of the smallest capacities due to the addition of the fleet's first 1000' ore boat.

The William A. Irvin is docked along the waterfront of Lake Superior next to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and near the Aerial Lift Bridge. Open daily for tours from May through September.

Click for 360 view of Captains Bridge