Delaware & Hudson CanalMules or occasionally horses, harnessed together and linked by rope to the boats, trudged along the towing or towpath, pulling the canal boats through the water while on board the tillerman, or steersman, steered. The animals walked about a foot from the edge of the canal, sometimes veering even closer, so close that once in a while they fell in. These animals worked hard, typically walking about twenty miles a day and 3,000 miles per season eating and sleeping as they walked. In life as in death, mules were soon found to be more efficient than horses — they were stronger and easier to maintain, and when they fell sick they died quickly, unlike horses who lingered, to the great inconvenience of all concerned.
|Placed By||Delaware & Hudson Canal Linear Park|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 545605 N 4609067|
|Decimal Degrees||41.63203333, -74.45246667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 37.922', W 74° 27.148'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 37' 55.32" N, 74° 27' 8.88" W|
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