September 3, 2015


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The Paddlewheel Queen's last voyage

Joshua Starchuk the main deck hand, unties the lines as the Paddlewheel Queen gets ready to cruise the Red River for the last time this year.  (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
First Mate Glyn Thomas pilots the Paddlewheel Queen as it cruised the Red River for the last time this year.  (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Paddlewheel Queen cruised the Red River for the last time this year on Sunday.   (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Paddlewheel Queen cruised the Red River for the last time this year. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Paddlewheel Queen has been a fixture on the Red River for decades but it may have sailed its last voyage. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press )
Passengers check out the sights along the river as the Paddlewheel Queen takes its last cruise. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Anita Procter serves up the classic cruise snack, chicken fingers and fries with sauce as the Paddlewheel Queen cruises the Red River for the last time this year.  (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The band Thistle performed for the 100 passengers of the Paddlewheel Queen as it cruised the Red River for the last time this year. (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Brian and Nancy Drews, on seventh wedding anniversary, watch Winnipeg's skyline as the Paddlewheel Queen cruised the Red River for the last time this year. The couple had their wedding reception on the Paddlewheel Queen seven years ago.  (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Taking a quick shot of the bridge as the Paddlewheel makes its final voyage.
Joshua Starchuk the main deck hand, unties the lines as the Paddlewheel Queen gets ready to cruise the Red River for the last time this year. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
First Mate Glyn Thomas pilots the Paddlewheel Queen as it cruised the Red River for the last time this year. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Paddlewheel Queen cruised the Red River for the last time this year on Sunday. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Paddlewheel Queen cruised the Red River for the last time this year. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The Paddlewheel Queen has been a fixture on the Red River for decades but it may have sailed its last voyage. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press )
Passengers check out the sights along the river as the Paddlewheel Queen takes its last cruise. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Anita Procter serves up the classic cruise snack, chicken fingers and fries with sauce as the Paddlewheel Queen cruises the Red River for the last time this year. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
The band Thistle performed for the 100 passengers of the Paddlewheel Queen as it cruised the Red River for the last time this year. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Brian and Nancy Drews, on seventh wedding anniversary, watch Winnipeg's skyline as the Paddlewheel Queen cruised the Red River for the last time this year. The couple had their wedding reception on the Paddlewheel Queen seven years ago. - (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
Taking a quick shot of the bridge as the Paddlewheel makes its final voyage.

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