Fifteen miles was the common distance a mule or horse would work before resting. This is “ a falsehood made up to explain a falsehood, ” says Dan Ward, former curator at The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse NY. Animals typically worked in six hour shifts, which could mean anywhere from 3- 20+ miles depending on several factors including the number of locks they encountered and the volume of traffic.
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