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 laptop designed and patented in Canada within the past due Eighties. This warping tug was once 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 used to be 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 precious successor the Russel tug.

"This long-overdue e-book at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and equipped by means of 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 expertise 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 big 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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