By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons

The Alligator was once an amphibious desktop designed and patented in Canada within the past due Eighteen Eighties. This warping tug used to be able to towing a log growth 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 by means of its necessary successor the Russel tug.

"This long-overdue e-book at the Alligator Warping Tug, designed and equipped 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 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 through the trees and supported the populating of this sizeable quarter. 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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