Sealed Tenders, addressed to the undersigned, will be received at this Office, until Monday, the 2nd of April next, from parties wishing to place at the disposal of this Department, THREE STEAM TUG BOATS, to ply as follows, viz.: one on Lake St. Louis, one on Lake St. Francis, and one between the upper entrance of the Cornwall Canal and Prescott, each boat to have sufficient power to tow vessels of 400 tons burthen, drawing 8 feet of water on the downward and 7 feet on the upward trip, at the rate of at least 5 miles per hour.
It will be required that the vessels should be in readiness on the 1st May next, and so continue, and be in good working order, from that period and during the whole of the season of navigation of 1849.
No more than the following Tariff for towing will be allowed:-
For vessels of 100 tons and under 1s. 0d. per mile 2s. 0d. per mile
For vessels of 200 tons and under 1s. 4d. per mile 2s. 8d. per mile
For vessels of 300 tons and under 2s. 0d. per mile 4s. 0d. per mile
The Tenders to state the amount of bonus, if any, which the owners will demand from the Government in addition to the above.
THOMAS A. BEGLEY, Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Montreal, March 15th, 1849.