By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons
The Alligator used to be an amphibious laptop designed and patented in Canada within the overdue Eighteen Eighties. This warping tug was once able to towing a log growth throughout a lake after which portaging itself to the subsequent 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 until eventually eclipsed through its necessary successor the Russel tug.
"This long-overdue ebook at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and outfitted by way of 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 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 financial balance supplied by way of the trees and supported the populating of this monstrous sector. 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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