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Alligators of the North free pdf A Canadian invention that very few persons have heard of had a profound effect on the pine logging industry during the late 1800s and the early decades of the 1900s. The logging of eastern white and red pine in Ontario's Ottawa Valley, the Georgian Bay and the north shore of Lake Huron was of major economic and social importance. The accessible stands of timber when logged were routed along fast flowing rivers leading into the Ottawa River or Georgian Bay. Once such stands were depleted, the logging moved into the more distant hinterlands. But how to move the timber? Something was needed that could move booms of logs both on a lake and then overland to the next lake, using its own power. Steam power was the new technology of the day. Enter the inventors, John West and his partner James Peachey, who with their foundry staff built the first steam warping tug, which was unveiled in 1889 at Simcoe, Ontario, the first of many that popularly became known as northern alligators.

About Harry Barrett

Harry Barrett, a long-time resident of Norfolk County, is a noted naturalist, conservationist, and historian. Harry was the founding chair of the Long Point Foundation for Conservation, and is the author of books on the local history of the Norfolk-Haldimand region of Ontario. Clarence Coons, now deceased, was a well-known professional forrester in Ontario. While growing up in Lakefield, Ontario, he heard many stories about the white pine harvesting in the Trent Watershed and the "alligators "at work. Clarence did the original research for this book, and Harry Barrett completed the work.

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Author : Harry Barrett
Publisher : Natural Heritage Books
Data Published : 22 April 2010
ISBN : 1554887119
EAN : 9781554887118
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 234 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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