The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1878

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p.3 Propellor Wheels - We call attention to the advertisement in another column of the propellor wheels made at the Kingston Foundry, by Messrs. Davidson, Doran & Co. There is ample evidence of their excellence, and parties interested in steamboating should try them.

Schooner Ashore - Yesterday afternoon the schooner Algerine ran ashore on the Snake Island shoal during the prevalence of the thunderstorm. She was pulled off this morning by the tug Lady Franklin, having sustained no damage.

A Bold Exploit - The tug McArthur, of the Collinsby Rafting Co., commanded by Capt. McDonald, of this city, recently accomplished a feat in towing rafts, which has never been attempted before. The Company had a large timber raft consisting of lockages drawing six feet of water which they were having taken to Quebec. On coming to the Long Sault rapids it was found to be inconvenient to go through the canal, the course which is usually pursued when the raft is too deep to pass over the South Channel. Accordingly Capt. McDonald resolved to try the North Channel, the one which is used by steamboats, and whose rushing waters and perilous rocks have hitherto deterred the most adventurous. The timber was run over in safety and Capt. McDonald has the honour of having been the first to perform the daring exploit.


The Proprietors of the Kingston Foundry claim that they manufacture the best


We frequently receive such testimonials as the following:

"Messrs. Davidson, Doran & Co.:

"Gentlemen - The new wheel we got from you for the Propeller Edith Sewell is a decided success. She runs two miles an hour faster. Yours, etc.,

Clark & Robbins, Merchants, Sackett's Harbour, N.Y."

We also beg to refer to the following gentlemen and firms:

Captain W.R. Taylor, Marine Insurance Inspector; Joseph Taylor, Esq., Government Steamboat Inspector; Messrs. The Montreal Transportation Company; Messrs. The St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company; Messrs. Calvin & Breck; Messrs. A. Gunn & Co., Messrs. Folger Brothers, Bankers and Steamboat Owners.

Every description of Castings in iron or brass made on the shortest notice and at the lowest prices at the Kingston Foundry.

Steam engines and boilers of all kinds made cheap at the Kingston Foundry.

A number of second hand marine and stationary boilers for sale very cheap at the Kingston Foundry.

Steamboat, Saw and Grist Mill Repairs of all kinds done with despatch at the Kingston Foundry, whose workmen are second to none.

We have for sale the following Vessels and Properties:

The Steam Tug Wren. She is the best of her size in the Dominion.

The Steam Barge Indian. She has a carrying capacity of 250,000 feet lumber.

The Steam Barge Herald - a staunch craft and almost new. Capacity, 8,000 bushels.

A number of valuable building lots in the city, on the part known as the Garratt property. These lots would be well suited to the wants of mechanics and workingmen. No money required down.

In Bedford 400 acres of the best wooded land in the County of Frontenac.

Sept. 4th, 1878 DAVIDSON, DORAN & CO.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 5, 1878