The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 15, 1834

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p.1 address to Governor of N.Y. State concerning need for canal at Niagara. (3 1/2 columns)

p.2 Improvements of St. Lawrence - discussed in House of Assembly.

Welland Canal - bill increasing stock of Province in the Welland Canal has passed. [York Patriot]

New Appropriations for Lake Ontario - In the House of Representatives on the 27th ult., Mr. Sutherland, from the Committee on Commerce, reported a bill making appropriations for building lighthouses, etc. Among the appropriations we notice the following for Lake Ontario.

For a lighthouse or beacon light on one of the piers at the harbor of Oswego, on Lake Ontario, $3666.

For beacon lights on the piers at the mouth of Genesee River and Sodus bay, $6000.

For a lighthouse to be erected on a proper site at Sandy Creek harbor, $2500.

For a lighthouse on a proper site at the mouth of the Oswegatchie, a tributary stream of the St. Lawrence, $4,500.


H.M. Dock Yard, Kingston, U.C.

11th February, 1834.

Notice is hereby given that Sealed Tenders will be received at my Office until Monday the 24th February next, from any Person or Persons willing to contract for the forwarding of Naval Stores, Provisions, Private Goods, etc. to and from Kingston and Montreal, viz.:

From the Naval Depot at Montreal into the Storehouses at Kingston, by the Rideau Canal.

From the Naval Depot at Montreal into the Storehouses at Kingston, by the River St. Lawrence.

From the Storehouses at Kingston into the Naval Depot at Montreal, by the Rideau Canal.

From the Storehouses at Kingston into the Naval Depot at Montreal, by the River St. Lawrence.

The Tenders to express the Rate in Sterling Money - the Dollar at 4s. 4d. Sterling, and to be opened at my office at 10 o'clock on Monday the 24th instant. Two Sureties will be required whose names must be inserted in the Tender.

Robert Moore, Master Shipwright.


Steam-Boat Transport on Lake Ontario.

Notice is hereby given, that Sealed Tenders will be received at this Office until noon, on Monday the 10th day of March next, from such persons as may be willing to undertake the Transport of Government Stores (heavy Ordnance and Gunpowder excepted,) Troops, Baggage, Horses, Parcels, etc. until the close of the navigation of this year, viz.

From Prescott to Kingston;

From Kington to York, Port Dalhousie, Niagara and Queenston;

And from York to Cobourg, and from those places back again respectively.

It is to be clearly understood that whenever requested, the Contractor must forward Passengers and Stores by the earliest conveyance, without detention to favour the interest of any particular boat.

All Ordnance Stores must be landed or received, as relates to Kingston, at the Ordnance Wharf, at Point Henry.

The Tenders must state the several rates in Halifax Currency, agreeable to a prescribed form to be obtained at this Office, where the conditions of the contract may be seen, and must have reference to two persons of known property as sureties.

From the very great inconvenience formerly experienced to the public service, as well as to the contractor, by there not being any person on the spot from whom information could be obtained as to the arrival and departure, etc. of Steam Boats, it is particularly desirable, if the contractor is not resident at Kingston, that he should appoint an agent at that place, with whom the Commissariat can communicate without delay.

Payments to be made by a check on the Bank of Upper Canada; the usual accounts being presented at this Office.

Charles A. Clarke, A.C.G.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Feb. 15, 1834