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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Perilous Crossing Monument (Selkirk)

Created by sculptor Peter Sawatzky, the “Perilous Crossing” statue on the Selkirk waterfront is a 22-foot bronze York boat with seven crewmen, depicting the harrowing journeys of area traders and settlers in the early 1800s. It was dedicated to the City of Selkirk in July 2003 with funding from Gerdau MRM Steel Inc.

Perilous Crossing Monument

Perilous Crossing Monument (May 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.14393, W96.86743
denoted by symbol on the map above

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This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 7 August 2021

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