W. H. Merritt Gallery: Shipyards

There’s More to the Story

There’s always more information, stories, and artifacts than we can fit in an exhibit. Explore the contents below to learn more about the history of the shipyards on the Welland Canal.

Virtual Museum Lecture: “Archaeology of a 19th Century Shipyard”

Dr. Kimberly Monk discusses her archaeological dig of the old Shickluna Shipyard in Downtown St. Catharines.

Virtual Museum Lecture: “Unearthing Niagara’s Industrial History: 2022 Shickluna Shipyard Project”

Dr. Kimberly Monk returns to the lecture series to provide an update on the archeological dig in St. Catharines.

Podcast: Strike! 1861.

Listen to E510 of Museum Chat Live! podcast to learn about the Niagara-wide shipyard strike in 1861.

Further Reading

The below list of sources are available at the St. Catharines Public Library.