Alligator Tug

The Alligator Tug W.D. Stalker.Believe it or not!

There once were “alligators” in Southern Ontario. In fact, these Simcoe bred “alligators” roamed throughout Northern Ontario, Quebec, the northern US and even one in South America between 1889 and 1945. These extinct Simcoe bred alligators exist once again in the waters of the River Lynn.

The Alligator is hatched!

Around 1878, Mr. James Peachey and Mr. John C. West formed a partnerhship and began the West and Peachey Company in Simcoe.

Heritage & Culture

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Norfolk County’s new Heritage & Culture Department website, located at, brings news and information, events, activities, displays, and more together into one online destination. 

Norfolk County has an incredibly vibrant arts, culture and heritage community. To learn more about what Norfolk County has to offer, come visit our many museums, the Norfolk Art Centre, our historic Alligator Tug, or Norfolk’s war memorial –