Jack and Judith Woods. Jonathan Hamilton is a twelve-year boy who gets into trouble with his step-mother, and whose father sends him off for the summer to work as a mule driver with his uncle on the Erie Canal. He finds himself a part of the Underground Railroad that floats! A canal orphan joins the crew aboard the canal boat Deliverance and they later help a family escape from slave hunters. Mastof Press, 2007, 141 pp.