The steam-driven Alligator improved on the horse-powered cadge crib as a way of moving log booms across lakes. This was accomplished by the alligator crew disengaging the engine from the paddle wheels and used its power to winch the alligator and the attached boom of logs up to the previously placed anchor, as much as a mile and a half each time. This flat-bottomed boat could also winch itself across land, from lake to lake, on logs placed across wide portages. Long before any roads, alligators were used in even the most remote areas of The Park. Click here to see what the Alligator looked like when fully intact.

Alligator / Warping Tug, Burntroot Lake

45°49'59.40"N, 78°41'17.53"W, ElEvation. 396m

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