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Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845

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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
Inscription. St. Catharines became an important part of the shipping industry due to te building of the Welland Canals and its location between two Great Lakes. Louis Shickluna, a shipbuilder who emigrated to St. Catharines to Malta, began working as a builder in the Russell Armington Shipyard, located at the 6th Lock of the yard in 1845 and began constructing and repairing ships, establishing himself as a premier builder. Shickluna Shipyards had an international reputation for building some of the biggest and best boats of its time. the Shickluna shipyards built and serviced more than 200 boats in more than 40 years of business.

Shickluna Shipyards had an international reputation for building some of the biggest and best boats of its time.
 
Erected by Ontario, City of St. Catharines.
 
Location. 43° 9.33′ N, 79° 14.726′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of St. Paul Street West (County Route 81) and Westchester Avenue, on the right when traveling north on St. Paul Street West. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5M2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anglican Church, St. Catharines (about 150 meters away,
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
Eastward, from across St Paul Street West
measured in a direct line); In Memorium Reqviescant in Pace (about 150 meters away); William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (about 150 meters away); This Statue of the Honourable William Hamilton Merritt (about 150 meters away); Niagara District United Empire Loyalists Memorial (about 180 meters away); Lance Corporal Fred Fisher, V.C. (about 180 meters away); Louis Shickluna 1808-1880 (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); City Hall 1937 (approx. half a kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
From diagonally across intersection. The marker appears white at center. Note the blue street sign at the extreme right showing that northward is St. Paul Street, southward is St. Paul Street West.
Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
left side
Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
5. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
Right side; St Paul Street West, going north, in background.
Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
6. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 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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