By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons
The Alligator was once an amphibious computing device designed and patented in Canada within the past due Eighteen Eighties. This warping tug used to be in a position to towing a log increase throughout a lake after which portaging itself to the following physique of water. Steam-powered and rugged, it was once one of many pioneers within the mechanization of the wooded area and for greater than thirty years was once ubiquitous in northern Ontario till eclipsed through its useful successor the Russel tug.
"This long-overdue publication at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and equipped through West & Peachey of Simcoe, Ontario, is a great addition to the libraries of these intrigued by means of Canada’s tale and especially lumbering history." — R. John Corby, curator emeritus, Canada technology and know-how Museum
"By permitting entry to the higher reaches of the Ottawa River and its many tributaries, the Alligator tug prolonged the social and financial balance supplied by means of the bushes and supported the populating of this enormous zone. Alligators of the North is an excellent touchstone for all who proportion this heritage." — Mary Campbell, mayor of McNab-Braeside Township, Renfrew County
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Alligators of the North: The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs by Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons