10 That Changed America

Web Extra: When Mules Ruled the Canal

Clip: Season 2 Episode 3 | 2m 41s

Tour boat operator Jerry Gertz explains the crucial and often forgotten role played by the mules that pulled barges and boats along the Erie Canal in its early days.

Aired: 07/24/18

Rating: TV-G

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