By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons
The Alligator was once an amphibious computer designed and patented in Canada within the overdue Eighties. This warping tug used to be in a position to towing a log growth 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 till eclipsed through its precious successor the Russel tug.
"This long-overdue booklet at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and equipped by means 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 fiscal balance supplied through the bushes and supported the populating of this great area. 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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