Canal boats were used to transport goods through the Lake Champlain Canal. Canal boats were usually pulled by a tugboat or mules in the canal. Every canal boat is very narrow.
The Stone Boatâ€™s real name is unknown, but it was found near Diamond Island. Itâ€™s 93 feet long and 14 feet wide. The Stone Boat was a floating canal boat that carried many tons of rock around the Champlain Canal.
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The Stone Boat spent most of its years carrying quarry stone and cargo across Lake Champlain. It had no engine or horse power. It was mostly towed around by a tugboat, or mules on the canal. On the last voyage, the stone boat carried too much stone, almost sunk, but washed up on Diamond Islandâ€™s rocky shore.
The Stone Boat is located off the southeast side of Diamond Island. The latitude is: 44 degrees, and the longitude is 73 degrees.
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