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St. Catharines in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
 

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 43° 9.33′ N, 79° 14.726′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
Eastward, from across St Paul Street West
. Marker is at the intersection of St. Paul Street (County Route 81) and Westchester Avenue, on the right when traveling north on St. Paul Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 St Paul Street, St Catharines, Ontario L2R 3M2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anglican Church, St. Catharines (about 150 meters away, 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
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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.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Shipbuilding in St. Catharines 1845 Marker
left side
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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 was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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