The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Sept. 30, 1846

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p.2 Our fellow-townsman, Shickeluna, keeps everything about him in a state of progression and improvement; and as much business as he can find hands to prosecute, is the reward of his enterprize. In the course of the summer, he has brought the Dry Dock, situated beside Lock No. 3 on the Canal, into a serviceable state - into which such craft as can pass the canal may be floated, settled on blocks, and the water being drawn off, the vessel is left high and dry, so that the shipwrights can get to any part of her, for the purpose of effecting repairs, with the utmost facility; when finished, the water is let in again, the vessel floated out, and another takes her place. Everything necessary for repairs being always on hand, vessels are not long detained - five, we understand, were turned out the past week, and though such dispatch is used, all that offer cannot be accommodated. In the winter it is purposed to finish off the Dock, so that its full size can be rendered available. Two schooners and a scow can then be admitted at once. In the Ship Yard, this season, the large workshop has been lengthened some fifty feet - two small dwellings for the workmen have been erected - a three-story store-house is being put up, to contain rigging, blocks, iron, etc. - pipes laid to convey a supply of spring water to the yard, and men are levelling off the ground and filling up the low marshy places adjoining. Two vessels are on the stocks, to be launched in the spring; one, a three-masted schooner of 133 feet length, the other a propeller of 136 feet. Large supplies of timber, masts, spars, lumber, tar, iron, and whatever else is necessary for building or refitting are on the premises; and men are now felling in the woods, while others are hewing the trees into shape or sawing them up. [St. Catharines Journal]

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Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Sept. 30, 1846