St. Andrew’s Lock and Dam, Lockport MB

According to official government documents, it appears that the complete designation, if not exactly the correct name of this piece of infrastructure, is “St. Andrew’s lock, dam, bridge and related facilities at Lockport, Manitoba.”

According to me, the structure is one of three ugly bridges in the Selkirk area.  And in the harsh light of day, I hold to that assessment.

But it turns out that almost anything looks better at sunrise.  Maybe even good.

3-photo collage of St. Andrew's lock and dam at sunrise



  1. Not just the light, but the angle serves your art. The first photo looks like the road crew’s proof that some work needs to be done. The second favours neither the sunrise nor the bridge. The third speaks rhapsodies about possibilities, the early morning stillness of a place and the golden possibilities of moving through it and away.

  2. Tom Watson

    Great video!

    Just about 10 miles south of Wawanesa—where we lived for a time—is the village of Ninette which lies on the shore of Pelican Lake. Pelicans congregate there by the thousands.

    I hadn’t realized that Lockport was another popular pelican spot.

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