BRISTOL Sept. 13, 2017
If you were cruising the Ottawa River last Wednesday evening you might have sworn you had travelled back in time. An old steam-powered vessel, with its paddle wheel chugging away, made the trek from the far side of the river to a safe harbour in Bristol, at the home of Peter and Barbara Haughton.
The boat is a replica of a specific type of tugboat that was used in the log drives of the late 19th and early 20th century. They were called Alligators because they featured a large winch with which they could pull themselves both along the river and across land.
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