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 Donald McKay

Donald McKay

Birth
Jordan Falls, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 20 Sep 1880 (aged 70)
Hamilton, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 19494 · View Source
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Businessman. In 1844 he founded a shipyard in Boston that produced many of the United States' largest and most famous clipper ships. One of the ships he built, the SS Flying Cloud, sailed from New York City to San Francisco (going around South America's Cape Horn) in a then-record 89 days. During the Civil War his shipyard produced ironclad warships for the Union.

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  • Added: 15 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19494
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald McKay (4 Sep 1810–20 Sep 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19494, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .