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Louis Shickluna 1808-1880

 
 
Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker
Inscription. A prominent Canadian shipbuilder, Shickluna was born in Malta, where he worked before emigrating to North America. By 1835 he was engaged in ship construction at Youngstown, NY. Three years later, attracted by the traffic stimulated by the Welland Canal's completion in 1833, he purchased a shipyard on the Canal at St. Catharines. Shickluna steadily expanded his operations, which contributed significantly to the commercial prosperity of the region. Between 1838 and 1880 he directed the construction of over 140 schooners, barkentines, steamers and other vessels designed primarily for service on the Great Lakes, thereby promoting the development of inland navigation in Canada. Following Shickluna's death, his son Joseph continued to operate the St. Catharines shipyard until 1892.
 
Location. 43° 9.228′ N, 79° 14.836′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Yates Street 0.2 kilometers west of St. Paul Street West (County Route 81), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5R2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara District United Empire Loyalists Memorial
Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker
westward/northward
(within shouting distance of this marker); In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (about 90 meters away); This Statue of the Honourable William Hamilton Merritt (about 120 meters away); Anglican Church, St. Catharines (about 120 meters away); Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Ridley College (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker
Eastward/Southward towards St. Paul Street West.
Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 Marker
Towards house on corner.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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