St. Catharines Public Library Digital Collection
Muir's Dry Dock


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A photograph of the Muir's Dry Dock at Port Dalhousie. 1882.

Photograph from the Leeson Collection.
Notes:
File Number: 10/pt2/3-1.1

Founded by Scottish immigrant Alexander Muir near lock 1 of the Second Welland Canal in 1850. With his brothers he built ships in Port Dalhousie up until the 1890s and continued to repair ships.

A floating dry dock was first constructed with a permanent dry dock being added in 1867.

Operations experienced hardships when the Forth Welland Canal by-passed Port Dalhousie. The facility was sold to Port Weller Dry Docks in 1953 and closed in 1968.

The dry docks have since been filled in and are now occupied by present day Rennie Park with the old office building becoming Dalhousie House.
Date of Publication:
1882
Dimensions:
Width: 23 cm
Height: 16.4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 22.4cm
Image Height: 15.8cm
Subject(s):
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2004494997333 Longitude: -79.2673871856499
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Muir's Dry Dock


A photograph of the Muir's Dry Dock at Port Dalhousie. 1882.

Photograph from the Leeson Collection.