View of the Vista Fleet passing by from the William A. Irvin

Duluth Field Trip – Freighter and the Fleet

Now is the time to begin planning for spring field trips! The Vista Fleet and the William A. Irvin have a collaborative experience that allows you to spend less time coordinating your Minnesota field trip, and more time educating.

Freighter and the Fleet

Are you looking for an exciting and educational field trip experience for your school group? Look no further than Freighter and the Fleet! The Vista Fleet and the William A. Irvin have combined to offer a collaborative field trip experience. The Freighter and the Fleet field trip offers a unique opportunity for students to explore the Great Lakes and discover the rich history of shipping in the area.

The field trip package includes a self-guided tour of the William A. Irvin, a retired steel-hulled freighter that has been turned into a museum. The Irvin, named after William A. Irvin, a captain on the Great Lakes, has a rich history and offers an intriguing glimpse into life on the Great Lakes during the 20th century. Students will be able to explore the ship and discover the different areas of the vessel, such as the bridge, the engine room, and the crew quarters, while also learning about the various systems that keep the ship running.

After the tour, students will embark on a Vista Fleet waterfront cruise, where they will have the chance to take in the beautiful sights and learn about the important role that ships play in our global economy and the Great Lakes region. They will be able to witness the hustle and bustle of commercial shipping and learn about the various types of cargo that ships carry, all while enjoying the beautiful views of the lake.

This field trip will be an exciting and educational experience that your students won’t soon forget. They will learn about the history of the Great Lakes and shipping industry while having a memorable time exploring the ships and the beautiful scenery of the Great Lakes. We understand the importance of providing quality educational experiences for students, and our team is dedicated to making sure that every field trip is a fun, engaging and meaningful learning experience for all.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Book your school group’s field trip today! Both entities open in May.

Contact Colleen Smith at the Vista Fleet to book – [email protected] / 219-529-8703