The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Toronto, ON), April 28, 1880, page 4

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The Late Louis Shickluna
(St. Catharines Journal)

Louis Shickluna was a native of the Island of Malta and came to St. Catharines when this place was almost in embryo. He established here the first shipbuilding establishment and thus laid the foundation for some of the prosperity and growth of the city. His pluck, perseverance and ability were very great and no obstacles seemed too great for him to surmount. His fame as a shipbuilder soon spread abroad and every inland sea soon became enlivened with vessels constructed at his shipyard. The industry, employing an army of men, added much to the material wealth of the place, which soon took first rank as a marine centre. Mr. Shickluna was ever alive to the progress and advancement of his handicraft and kept abreast with it, always bearing in mind that solidity and strength were of equal importance to speed and graceful model. For the past few years the commercial depression has much affected the shipping interest and the yard has not been so busy as in times past. Mr. Shickluna was seventy-two years of age. He was a man of iron constitution, the great trouble which afflicted him being rheumatism. He battled against its insidious attacks for a long time and finally made a voyage to Malta in order to recuperate. In this he was successful, but he had not conquered the enemy, only kept it at bay. He had attacks of more or less severity from time to time, until at length rheumatism attacked his head and took him off. Deceased was married four times, we believe, and leaves a wife, four sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of a husband and father.

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Globe (Toronto, ON), April 28, 1880, page 4