St. Marys Ohio Canal Boat History at Memorial Park     [Next]

These 14 feet wide canal boats range from for 70 to 80 feet and vary in design.

Freight boat for bulk merchandise such as crops, industrial, or mining products.
Packet Boat
designed only for passengers.
Cargo & Passenger Boat
State Boat,
a fancy passenger boat use by the more affluent clietele.

Canal Boats normally traveled at 5 mph and they were pulled by three mules.

Notice that the building doors are at a height to unload merchandise from the Miami and Erie Canal Boats.

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