William Schuler

William Schuler (HM1RRG)

Location: Lockport, IL 60441 Will County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 35.441', W 88° 3.487'

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Mule Driver

To George Gaylord
I started driving mules in 1885 when I was about fourteen years old. When traveling from Lockport to Chicago, you went against the current, and it would take five husky mules to pull the boat at around two miles an hour.
To Joseph W. Foster
The mules were lined up one behind the other and connected to the boat by a towrope, which stretched 300-350 feet. I would walk beside or ride one of the mules along the towpath, while a man on the boat steered. (Marker Number 11.)
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Date Added Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 411809 N 4604872
Decimal Degrees41.59068333, -88.05811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.441', W 88° 3.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 26.46" N, 88° 3' 29.22" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)708, 815, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I&M Canal Trail, Lockport IL 60441, US
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