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Students volunteer at the Haunted Ship

Junior Alexis Rugg poses in costume and makeup before acting at The Haunted Ship in Duluth

Throughout October, The Haunted Ship is put on in the William. A. Irvin Museum, a boat in Canal Park. It is open Thursday-Saturday, 6:30-10 pm every night. The ship will then return to the original museum after the Oct. season.

A lead actor fills the role of a supervisor. It is a paid position and they are there to help volunteers who may not know what to do while they act. They are allowed to wander through different rooms while volunteers are not, they are basically there to make sure that volunteers know what is happening. 

Junior and lead actor at The Haunted Ship , Dorian Ackman, is just one of the many actors taking part in this event.

“Several years ago I got involved with the help of my dad. My dad showed him the ropes and the way things work.” says Ackman.

He explained that he’s been involved for about 9 years, but really started getting into it about 14 years ago.

“I first got involved with it my freshman year when one of my classmates mentioned the ship needed volunteers so I attended an actor meeting that the ship holds which gives you all the information you should know,” said junior Alexis Rugg.

They are always looking for more actors, though there are some requirements. All Actors  must be at least 16 years old, and show up 2 hours before opening. Many students participate in the event whether they are in the drama department or not. Students that are involved in this can use the time volunteered towards their senior project hours.

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