Yes, the main deck and outer regions of the William A Irvin are pretty amazing. The sheer size is enough to impress. But the real fun stuff is found when you get to explore inside, like stepping back in time to days long since passed.
The engine rooms still feel like they could roar to life at any moment. Polished brass, switches and knobs tied to more gauges and dials, the narrow and steep stairways. Being inside of a ship can be a claustrophobic experience, even a ship of this size.
The kitchen, made to keep things as safe as possible in rolling waters, reminiscent of old stainless steel cafeterias. A stark contrast to the living quarters outfitted in leather and wood, still only the necessities but a feeling of slight luxury in the Captain’s quarters.
Of course, getting to “steer” with the Captains Wheel made everything else seem like a distant memory. That big wooden wheel drawing in adults and children alike as bees to honey.
Shot on Fuji X-T10 + Fuji 35mm f/1.4
Want to know more?
To find out more about the William A Irvin, you can check their website right here. Highly recommended on the family things to visit list, though you’ll need to wait until 2019 to do so.
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