Cruise ship Yorktown arrives Duluth

The cruise ship Yorktown arrived in Duluth at 5:56 on Wednesday morning, August 1st, 2012, ending a 11 day cruise that started in Detroit on July 21st. The ship has about 95 passengers in her 69 cabins, all facing the water. The itinerary: Detroit, Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, Manitoulin Island, Sault Ste. Marie, Charlevoix, Mackinac Island, Soo Locks, Whitefish Point, Keweenaw Peninsula, Apostle Islands, Bayfield and Duluth. The ship will depart around 10 pm, originating a new cruise, all boarding from Duluth and following the same path going back to Detroit.
The ship was built in Florida in 1988 for coastal cruising but her small size allows her to enter many smaller ports, rivers and other waterways that yorktown20120801_4730larger cruise ships cannot get to. She is owned and operated by Travel Dynamics International, the same company that brought another of their smaller vessels, the Clelia II, to Duluth in 2009 and 2010. The Yorktown, like the Clelia II, is an educational cruise. They have guest lecturers on board to provide more in depth information about many of the sites and science the passengers will see on their trip.