Documenting Louis Shickluna and his Shipyard

In the summer of 2019, an archaeological excavation begun on the former site of the Shickluna Shipyard in St. Catharines, Ontario - Shickluna Dig Website.

Louis Shickluna was one of the most important shipbuilders on the Great Lakes during the 19th century.  He was known as an innovator - designing ships best suited to sail the interior waterways of Canada and the United States.  His shipyard, based on the Twelve Mile Creek along the Welland Canal, was also a place for ships to come to be repaired or modified.  

This website displays the documentary records of Louis Shickluna and his shipyard that can be found in the Brock University Archives & Special Collections.