Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mule powered canal boat ride

Steve on the bridge over the basin
Canal boat in the basin
Aqueduct which carries the canal over the Little Vermillion River
Larry the Mule and Matt

In the past  two years, the  Illinois Michigan Canal has featured a  mule -pulled  ride  at LaSalle. Larry, the mule, and Matt , his trainer gave  the Classic Car club a ride in a boat made to  resemble the boats that carried passengers and mail from Chicago to La Salle, a distance of about 60 miles. ( This method of transportation  occurred  about 150  years ago.)

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