MS Lord Selkirk II

Years ago, this 176 foot long ship sailed the Red River and Lake Winnipeg and was one of the largest passenger vessels in western Canada. Now, the rusting and slowly decaying hulk of the MS Lord Selkirk II rests and waits. Either she’ll be scrapped (which was the plan years ago) or will certainly continue to sink and roll over (or be the victim of another arsonist). This is the first time I’ve photographed the ship and I’ll likely head out again when I have more time, perhaps in winter, when the snow should create an interesting backdrop to the eerie looking remnant. I also shot this subject in black and white for the Monochromia blog. If you like black and white photographs, check out that blog (which is host to many talented photographers)! Monochromia


MS Lord Selkirk II on the Red River Manitoba Archives