Alligators of the North: The Story of the West & Peachey - download pdf or read online

By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons

The Alligator was once an amphibious desktop 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 wooded area and for greater than thirty years was once ubiquitous in northern Ontario until eventually eclipsed through its useful successor the Russel tug.

"This long-overdue publication at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and outfitted 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 allowing entry to the higher reaches of the Ottawa River and its many tributaries, the Alligator tug prolonged the social and monetary balance supplied by means of the bushes and supported the populating of this giant sector. Alligators of the North is a superb touchstone for all who percentage this heritage." — Mary Campbell, mayor of McNab-Braeside Township, Renfrew County

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