Horse-drawn boat


Horse-drawn boat

:"Not to be confused with the modern towboat."

A horse-drawn boat or tow-boat is a historic boat operating on a canal, pulled by a horse walking on a special road along the canal, the towpath.

It has been in use, both for public transport and freight from ca. 1630 to ca. 1850. Horse drawn boats were used well into the 1960s for commercial transport, and are still used today by passenger trip boats and other pleasure traffic.

ee also

*Flatboat
*Narrowboat
*Trekschuit (horse-drawn boat in the Netherlands)

External links

*http://www.canaljunction.com/craft/horsedrawn1.htm
*http://www.horsedrawnboats.co.uk/
* [http://www.horseboating.org.uk The Horseboating Society]
* [http://www.kennet-horse-boat.co.uk Kennet Horse Boat Company]


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