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Alligators of the North : the Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs.

Author: Harry Barrett; Clarence F Coons
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2010.
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In 1889, John West and James Peachey unveiled their new invention, a steam warping tug that would revolutionize the Canadian pine-logging industry. These tugs became known as northern alligators and helped loggers access and move timber in the distant hinterlands, overland and overwater.
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Barrett, Harry.
Alligators of the North : The Story of the West & Peachey Steam Warping Tugs.
Toronto : Dundurn Press, ©2010
Named Person: John West; James Peachey; James Peachey
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Barrett; Clarence F Coons
ISBN: 9781459704732 1459704738 9781770705753 1770705759
OCLC Number: 759806932
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents: Cover; ALLIGATORS OF THE NORTH; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 In the Beginning; 2 The West Family in Norfolk County; 3 The West & Peachey Partnership, 1878; 4 The Lumber Trade in Norfolk Moves On; 5 Joseph Jackson and the Warping Tug; 6 John West's Other Interests; 7 Evolution of the Alligator Warping Tug; 8 Alligator-Operated Portable Sawmills and Other Ventures; 9 The Gilmour Dynasty: Their Tramway and the Alligator; 10 Steamboats for South America; 11 The Diverse Enterprises of West & Peachey, 1897-99; 12 West & Peachey Enter the Twentieth Century. 13 The Alligator Warping Tug in Newfoundland14 Turn-of-the-Century Improvement sand Modifications; 15 The Story of the Cavendish Lumber Company's Alligator Tugs; 16 The Role of the Alligator in the Ottawa Valley; 17 John R. Booth: A Distinguished Ottawa River Client; 18 Timber Operations in Northwestern Ontario; 19 Some Alligator Accidents Over the Years; 20 Technical and Operational Details in the Construction of Alligator Tugs; 21 The Alligator Warping Tug's Steam Engines; 22 The End of a Dynasty; 23 The Russel Brothers' Gasoline-Powered Warping Tugs; 24 The End of the Alligator Era. 25 Aftermath26 The W.D. Stalker: An Alligator Reborn; Appendix A Two Alligator Tales; Appendix B Original Patent Application for Alligator Warping Scow; Appendix C Patent Application for Cable-Winding Mechanism; Appendix D Alligator Warping Tugs Production Records; Appendix E Known Repairs to Unidentified Alligator Warping Tugs; Appendix F Alphabetical Listing of Alligator Warping Tugs; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; About the Authors.
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In 1889, John West and James Peachey unveiled their new invention, a steam warping tug that would revolutionize the Canadian pine-logging industry. These tugs became known as northern alligators and helped loggers access and move timber in the distant hinterlands, overland and overwater.

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