Steam-Boat Transport on Lake Ontario.
Notice is hereby given that Sealed Tenders will be received at this office until Tuesday at noon on the 29th 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. for one or three years from the opening to the closing of the navigation of each year from the year 1836:- viz.
From Prescott to Kingston.
" Kington to Toronto, Port Dalhousie, Niagara and Queenston.
" Toronto to Cobourg, and from those places back respectively.
For Towing Government Barges and Batteaux with or without Troops,
Baggage, or Stores from Prescott to Kingston and back.
It is clearly to be understood that whenever requested the Contractor must forward Passengers and Stores by the earliest conveyance without detention to favor the interest of any particular Boat, and that the personal Baggage is to be received on board the Boats by weight and not by measurement.
All Ordnance Stores must be landed or received as relates to Kingston, at the Ordnance Wharf, Point Henry.
From the inconvenience which the Public Service has experienced, by the Contractor altering the days of arrival and departure of the Steam Boats without notifying the Senior Commissariat Officers at the Stations on Lake Ontario, thereof, an article will be introduced into the Contract, requiring due notice to be given to all the Commissariat Stations of any alteration the Contractor may make on this point.
The Tenders must mention the names of the Steam Boats to be employed, the rates in currency, agreeably to a prescribed Form to be obtained at this office, (where the conditions of the Contract may be seen) and reference to two persons of known property as Sureties.
Payment made by a check on the Bank of Upper Canada.
Kingston, Upper Canada, 23rd February, 1836.