Alligators of the North: The Story of the West & Peachey by Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons

By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons

The Alligator used to be an amphibious desktop designed and patented in Canada within the overdue Eighteen Eighties. This warping tug used to be in a position to towing a log growth 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 useful 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 welcome boost to the libraries of these intrigued via Canada’s tale and especially lumbering history." — R. John Corby, curator emeritus, Canada technological know-how and expertise Museum

"By permitting entry to the higher reaches of the Ottawa River and its many tributaries, the Alligator tug prolonged the social and fiscal balance supplied via the bushes and supported the populating of this large area. 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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