The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 20, 1864

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p.2 Davidson & Doran's Foundry - The chief works of importance now in progress at this foundry are the engines for Captain Perry's new and handsome propeller Her Majesty, a low-pressure beam engine and boilers for Mr. Kinghorn's new steamer for the Cape Vincent Route, now building by Mr. Jenkins, and a small engine for a boat for the Rideau Canal for Mr. R. Campbell. These are all to be completed by the 1st May. They have in hand four new pumps for the Water Works Company, to be used in their windmill, and to be ready in April. They are also executing an order for new saw mill machinery for Mr. Davis, of Battersea; and at the same time they are hard at work on repairs to several vessels in the harbor. The first impression of a visitor is favorable to the turning out of a large amount of work annually from the several workshops connected with this establishment, additional space being added from year to year, owing to the increased business of the firm. During the last year they have built engines and boilers for the propellers Bristol and Brockville, belonging to the Messrs. Chaffey Brothers. Two sizes of the double purchase patent capstan, two sizes of ship pumps (iron), potash kettles, ship windlasses, with and without the patent purchase, are constantly manufactured. Altogether, they employ about 80 men - no small number for a Kingston foundry.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 20, 1864