p.2 Launch at Garden Island - On Saturday morning last, a beautiful new Timber Schooner of 170 tons burthen, called the Hannah Counter, was launched by Messrs. Calvin, Cook and Counter. She is of elegant model, and went off the stocks in fine style, being fully rigged, with crew and stores on board. She is commanded by Capt. Wm. Donaldson, and proceeded on her 1st trip to Port Dalhousie.
Complaints have been made of the American steamboats taking emigrants from this port to Rochester, who wished to go to Toronto. By this ( ) the emigrants have to cross the lake needlessly, are taken 80 miles out of their way, and are greatly delayed, while our boats go directly from here to Toronto. Emigrants should be on ( ) guard against these deceptions by American boats.
STEAM BOAT TRANSPORT.
On Lake Ontario, River St. Lawrence to Dickenson's Landing, and Bay of Quinte, for the year 1841.
Sealed Tenders will be received at the Commissariat Office, Kingston, U.C., until noon on Thursday the 1st day of October next, from any person or persons desirous of entering into Contracts for the following services, namely:
For the Transport of Troops, Baggage and Government Stores, from and to the various Stations on Lake Ontario, and River St. Lawrence to Dickenson's Landing, during the season of navigation of 1841.
For the Transport of ditto ditto ditto from and to various stations on the Bay of Quinte, during ditto.
For the Hire of Steam Vessels when exclusively required for the service of the Government, during ditto.
Unexceptionable Security subject to the approval of the Commissariat will be required, and the names of two responsible persons willing to enter into a Bond with the Principal for the faithful performance of the Contract, must be given on the Tender.
Payment will be made by check on a Chartered Bank.
Forms of Tender may be obtained on application at the Commissariat Office, where any further information will be afforded.
Commissariat Office, Kingston, U.C., 4th August, 1840.