By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons
The Alligator was once an amphibious desktop designed and patented in Canada within the overdue 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 was once one of many pioneers within the mechanization of the wooded area and for greater than thirty years was once ubiquitous in northern Ontario till eclipsed via its valuable successor the Russel tug.
"This long-overdue booklet at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and outfitted through West & Peachey of Simcoe, Ontario, is a welcome boost to the libraries of these intrigued through 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 by means of the trees and supported the populating of this great sector. 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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