Tenders will be received for the widening and deepening of the Feeder to the Welland Canal. The work will be marked off in sections of half a mile in length each.
The tenders addressed to the secretary, Welland Canal Office, St. Catharines, are to state the rate, per cubic yard, (in Halifax currency) for the excavation - which will be bound chiefly moor, clay and sand - and the number or number of sections proposed for. They are to be believed in, on or before the first day of November next and must be accompanied by the written consent of two solvent persons, who are willing to become sureties for the due performance of the contract.
Immediately upon the close of the navigation, the water will be run off, by which time it is required, as part of the contract, that the necessary shanties, and other arrangements for the laborers shall be made; and the contractors will be strictly bound to keep such a number of men, as may be considered by the engineer necessary to insure the completion of the work before the re-opening of the navigation.
Any further information required, may be obtained at the office of the Board of Works, Kingston, or at the canal office, St. Catharines.
George Prescott, Secretary
St. Catharines, 8th October, 1841