1) To draw, pull or haul.
1469-70 ‘given to the ... labourers ... halyng up of the lead above the bay windows’, Hull. It was used particularly in the navigation of the inland waterways: 1693 we present Mr Belton ... for suffering Certaine thornes and trees to grow by the side of the River Ouze ... which hinders the hailing up of vessels, Stainer Hall
1707 we present ... the Lord of the Mannor of Armen for not Cutting his wood upon the River Ayre betwixt Armen and Raucklif which is great preiudiciall to the hallers, Airmyn. The OED has references in 1784 to A haleing way on the Market Weighton canal, and in 1791 to hauling roads in the Selby Bridge Act.