The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 27, 1850

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p.2 Government Tug Line - An opportunity now presents itself for the inhabitants of Kingston once more to exert themselves to get the Tug Line extended to Kingston. (see ad.)


TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Tug-Boats," will be received at this Office until the 20th day of January next, for an efficient line of Steam Tug-Boats on the River St. Lawrence, between Lachine and Prescott, or between Lachine and Kingston, as the Government may determine upon, for the season of 1851.

The rates to be allowed for towing will be similar to those of the past year, - Lake vessels to have priority.

Persons tendering will be required to state the names of the Boats - size of cylinder - power of engine - draft of water - and where it is proposed to place each boat, to make a continuous line.

The names of two responsible persons must be given, who are willing to become securities for the due performance of the contract; and the contractor will also state the amount of bonus required by him from the Government, for the season, over and above the amount received for towing, according to the Tariff.

Any further information will be given upon application at this Office.

By Order,


Dep't of Public Works,

Toronto, Dec. 21st, 1850.

Canadian Trade - value of reciprocity. [Oswego Times]

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 27, 1850