By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons
The Alligator used to be an amphibious computing device designed and patented in Canada within the past due 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 woodland and for greater than thirty years was once ubiquitous in northern Ontario till eclipsed via its helpful successor the Russel tug.
"This long-overdue booklet at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and equipped through West & Peachey of Simcoe, Ontario, is a welcome boost to the libraries of these intrigued by means of Canada’s tale and especially lumbering history." — R. John Corby, curator emeritus, Canada technological know-how and know-how Museum
"By allowing entry to the higher reaches of the Ottawa River and its many tributaries, the Alligator tug prolonged the social and monetary balance supplied by means of the bushes and supported the populating of this large zone. Alligators of the North is a superb 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