- 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 tow-path.
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 for pleasure traffic.
Last updated: 05-15-2005 14:15:15