The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1865


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p.2 The Launch - In the account in yesterday's News of the launch at Portsmouth, the name of the new vessel was misprinted - Kingston instead of Knighton, the latter being the proper name.

The Grecian - The steamer Grecian came down from Toronto this morning, making the usual time. She subsequently went over to the Navy yard and took on board several tons of government stores, with which she will leave this evening at the usually advertised hour. The stores will be unshipped at Hamilton for London.

The Industry of Kingston - The Iron Trade

Davidson & Doran - (part) ...Between seventy and eighty men are employed here when the foundry is in full blast. The buildings of the establishment cover a large space of ground, and comprise pattern, moulding, boiler-makers, blacksmiths and finishing shops, fitted up with the latest improvements necessary to carrying on the several departments of the business. Independent of other lathes, etc., the finishing shop contains lathes for turning iron of various required sizes, a boring mill, two planers, two vertical drilling machines, screw-cutting machines, etc. They have fitted out with engines and boilers some of the best boats on both lake and river - the John Counter, the Bay of Quinte, the Banshee, the Bowmanville, the propellers Brockville and Bristol, the propeller Her Majesty, and the steamers Watertown and Pierrepont; the engines and boilers of two of the Union Forwarding Company's steamers now plying between Aylmer and the head of steamboat navigation on the Upper Ottawa, besides supplying the boilers for the propeller Merritt. This will give some idea of both the quantity and quality of the work done at this establishment, many of the vessels named being noted for their speed and the correct and regular working of their machinery. At present they are very busy on general repairs. This spring they have done all the necessary repairs to all the steamers of the Royal Mail Line; repairs to engines and boilers to Kinghorn's three steamers; to the Huron, Indian and Colonist of Jacques and Tracey's line; to the propellors North and East of the new line of McLennan and Company; besides the heavy castings for all Mr. Berry's new vessels built and building at Portsmouth. These repairs and castings keep the entire hands of the establishment fully employed. They are now about to attach condensers to the engines of Her Majesty, the better to fit her for both the freight and passenger trade.

p.3 Imports - 21,22; Exports - 20,21.


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Date of Original:
April 22, 1865
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KN.20509
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English
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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 22, 1865