The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1844

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Will be received at this Office until Monday, 10th June next, from such persons as may be willing to Contract for furnishing the following Supplies, necessary for maintaining the Lights at the several Provincial Light Houses.

4,500 gallons winter-pressed Sperm Oil of the very best quality, and to be delivered in casks not to exceed 60 gallons.

500 doz. Lamp Wicks, to fit burners of inch in diameter.

50 doz. Glass Lamp Tubes or Chimneys, of British manufacture.

200 lbs. of Soap.

250 lbs. Whiting.

100 lbs. Pearl Ashes.

200 bushels Coke.

100 yards Linen Dowlas.

4 dozen Scrubbing Brushes.

6 dozen Corn Brooms.

4 dozen Chamois Skins.


50 Tin Butts of 50 gallons each, according to the sample to be seen at the Canal Office, Montreal, the Queen's Wharf Light House, Toronto, and at the Office of the Board of Works, Kingston.

The Tenders are to state the prices for which the entire or any portion of the above articles will be delivered at Montreal, Kingston, Toronto or Hamilton, respectively. The delivery of the whole quantity will be required on or before the 10th of July, and payment will be made within ten days after the quantity and qualities have been duly tested, received and certified to, by an officer connected with the Department.

The articles must all be of the best of their respective kinds, and any Oil which may be in leaky vessels will be rejected.

The Tenderers to give the names of two responsible persons willing to become security for the due fulfillment of the Contract.

The tenders must be furnished in the printed Forms, copies of which may be had at the Lachine Canal Office, Montreal; at the Office of Collector of Customs, Toronto and Hamilton; and at the Office of the Board of Works, Kingston. Samples of the Wick may also be seen at those places. Any other information required may alsobe had at this Office.

Tenders to be addressed "Board of Works, Kingston," and endorsed "Tender for Light House Supplies."

Thomas A. Begly, Secretary.

Board of Works, Kingston 27th May, 1844.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), June 1, 1844