Sunday 29 April 2012

Winter Berth - SEGWUN & WENONAH II

It was a cold winter afternoon in January 2002 at about 3:30 when we came across the Muskoka Lake passenger ships SEGWUN and WENONAH II locked in the ice moored for winter. The SEGWUN was built in 1887 and is North America’s oldest operating coal fired passenger steamship. The WENONAH II was launched on 2002 as a replica of the 1860 WENONAH, a wooden hulled sidewheeler that was the first steamship on the Muskoka Lake. I’ve never been good at painting a tarpaulin on a side of a ship, so I left it out.  Anyways, you never want to make a painting perfect. That’s what photographs are for.

No comments:

Post a Comment