By Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons
The Alligator used to be an amphibious computing device designed and patented in Canada within the overdue Eighties. This warping tug used to be in a position to towing a log increase 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 via its invaluable successor the Russel tug.
"This long-overdue publication 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 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 monetary balance supplied through the trees and supported the populating of this sizeable quarter. 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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Alligators of the North: The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs by Harry Barrett,Clarence F. Coons