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Marine Museum of Manitoba

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The Marine Museum of Manitoba, at Selkirk, Manitoba, was established in 1972 to gather ships, artifacts, and items relating to shipping, to tell the story of the development and the operation of transportation on Lake Winnipeg and the Red River The period covered by the Museum's displays starts circa 1850 and continues to present day

The Marine Museum is a non-profit organization operated by a board of local citizens operating under the name of The Marine Museum of Manitoba Selkirk Inc With support from the City of Selkirk and nearby businesses, as well as from both the provincial and federal government, the museum’s purpose is to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret its collection of historical artifacts

Among its collection of ships, the Motor Ship Keenora was the first acquired by the museum Abandoned in the Selkirk Slough in 1966, the MS Keenora was purchased from Marine Transport Navigation Company in 1972, by a group of twenty Selkirk businessmen In the summer of 1973 the Keenora was removed from the waters of the Red River on the Selkirk dry dock marine railway, then dragged on its keel, across the grass of Selkirk Park, to its present location, near the park entrance

Stationary vessel exhibits

  • SS Keenora built in 1897 is the oldest preserved steamboat in Manitoba
  • CGS Bradbury built in 1915 was an ice breaker owned by the federal government
  • M/S Chickama II built in 1942, connection vessel operating between Warren Landing and Norway House
  • M/S Lady Canadian built in 1944, a vessel for fishing and hydrographic mapping
  • M/S Peguis II built in 1955, a barge tug
  • M/S Joe Simpson built in 1963, replacement vessel of M/S Chickama II


The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, and Virtual Museum of Canada


Coordinates: 50°08′47″N 96°51′55″W / 501465°N 968652°W / 501465; -968652

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