Lake freighter SS William A Irvin museum ship
By kjfitz @ 2008-01-30 17:08:00
The SS William A Irvin is a lake freighter which sailed as a bulk freighter on the Great Lakes as part US Steel's lake fleet. She was flagship of the company fleet from her launch in the depths of the depression in 1938 until 1975 and then as a general workhorse of the fleet until her retirement in 1978. Currently, this queen of the silver stackers is resting comfortably in Duluth, Minnesota, a well maintained example of a classic laker.