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For first time since 2017, tours offered on William A. Irvin

The William A. Irvin floats permanently in the Minnesota Slip. The William A. Irvin floats permanently in the Minnesota Slip. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: July 08, 2020 05:30 PM

For the first time since 2017, people can tour the William A. Irvin. 

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The ship reopens on Friday with some new health precautions. 

It was removed from the Minnesota Slip in 2018 and towed to Fraser Shipyard for repairs. She came back in late 2019, but the reopening was delayed due to COVID-19. 

The DECC, which manages the ship, said that instead of doing large group tours, ship tours will be self-guided. Masks and gloves will be required. 

The Irvin sailed the Great Lakes between 1937-1978 and was the flagship of the US Steel fleet. 

Tours will be offered Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $15, students and military tickets are $10, and kids 10 and under are free. 

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