In January 2015 Maxwell Heiderer completed this model of The Uncle Peter. No one still alive knows for sure what the Uncle Peter looked like but this is a good representation of a 100 ton canal boat from the 1840's. We are going to make a diorama inside a display case with two mules pulling it. First we will display it in the Clinton Macomb Library, then in the Clinton Township Civic Center and eventually in the Moravian Hall Museum in Clinton Township's Historical Village.
Maxwell paid close attention to the finest detail. Look at the scum on the bottom of the boat. Type canal boat in the search to see more pictures of it