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Donald McKay


: 20 September 1880


  • Donald McKay was a Canadian-born American designer and builder of sailing ships
When did Donald McKay die? / Died20 September 1880

Donald McKay facts

  • He was born in Jordan Falls, Shelburne County on Nova Scotia's South Shore
  • In 1826 he moved to New York, working for shipbuilders Brown & Bell and Isaac Webb
  • In 1841, he opened his first yard in Newburyport and moved to East Boston in 1845, building substantial packet ships for the Atlantic emigrant route
  • McKay later designed and built some of the most successful clippers ever built
  • His house in East Boston is on the National Register of Historic Places
  • He was the great-grandfather of the American actor, author, and artist Gardner McKay (1932–2001)

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