By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons
The Alligator was once an amphibious computing device designed and patented in Canada within the overdue Eighteen Eighties. This warping tug was once in a position to towing a log increase throughout a lake after which portaging itself to the subsequent physique of water. Steam-powered and rugged, it used to be one of many pioneers within the mechanization of the wooded area and for greater than thirty years was once ubiquitous in northern Ontario until eventually eclipsed through its priceless successor the Russel tug.
"This long-overdue e-book at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and equipped by way of West & Peachey of Simcoe, Ontario, is a great addition to the libraries of these intrigued through Canada’s tale and especially lumbering history." — R. John Corby, curator emeritus, Canada technological know-how 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 monetary balance supplied by way of the bushes and supported the populating of this titanic quarter. Alligators of the North is an excellent touchstone for all who percentage 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