The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), March 10, 1859, page 2

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The works of the Welland Railway, on the eastern side of the piers, are only rivailed by the equally solid and necessary works of the enterpising firm of Donaldson, Andrews & Ross, on the south side of the waste weir, who have been engaged for the last year in constructing a ship- yard and dry-dock, which is now so far completed as to enable them to dock crafts of every description and from the well-known mechanical skills, gentlemanly deportment, and first rate business habits of the individuals in asserting that their patronage will shortly be of the most extensive kind. Capt. Donaldson enjoys a reputation as a sailor second to none on the lakes, and is therefore a first-rate judge of vessels, and the proper mode of rigging and fitting them out; Mr. Andrews has had a lifelong experience as a ships-carpenter in various parts of the world, and of course is capable of making the "wooden walls" of Old England more respected in these waters; while Mr. Ross, as a ship blacksmith, has few peers, and no superiors. Such are the men who claim a portion of the patronage of forwarders, masters and owners of vessels, and no doubt they will receive it.

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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), March 10, 1859, page 2