It's about 150 times as tall as The Chicago Water Tower.
In other words, 250 shackles is 146 times the height of The Chicago Water Tower, and the height of The Chicago Water Tower is 0.00685 times that amount.(Chicago, Illinois)
The Chicago Water Tower is 1.710 shackles tall. The tower's architecture was one source of inspiration behind the design of White Castle fast-food restaurants beginning with "Building Number 8," a prefabricated structure built in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1936.
It's about one-two-hundredth as long as The Rhine.
In other words, 250 shackles is 0.0052 times the length of The Rhine, and the length of The Rhine is 192 times that amount.(a.k.a. Rhein, a.k.a. Rijn, a.k.a. Rhin, a.k.a. Rain, a.k.a. Reno, a.k.a. Rhenus, a.k.a. Ryn) (from near Reichenau, Switzerland through Hoek van Holland, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
The Rhine river runs 48,100 shackles in total length. The World War II Battle of Arnhem, as memorialized in the 1974 book and 1977 movie A Bridge Too Far, was the first of several attempts to capture key bridges across the Rhine, beginning with the Arnhem Bridge in the Netherlands.
It's about 250 times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, the length of Baseball base distances is 0.004 times 250 shackles.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 1 shackles. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about one-three-hundred-fiftieth as long as The Colorado River.
In other words, 250 shackles is 0.00294 times the length of The Colorado River, and the length of The Colorado River is 340 times that amount.(a.k.a. Aha Kwahwat, a.k.a. Grand River, a.k.a. Tizon River, a.k.a. Tecon River, a.k.a. Tison River) (from Grand Lake, Colorado through the Gulf of California)
The Colorado River runs 84,900 shackles in length. Along this length, the river descends from its source, approximately 100 shackles above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, to its mouth in the Gulf of California.
It's about 350 times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 250 shackles is 340.9090 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.00293333 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 0.7333330 shackles. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.0262467 shackles tall including the bails.
It's about 350 times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 250 shackles is 358.01 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.0027932 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 0.698310 shackles. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-four-hundredth as long as The Danube.
In other words, 250 shackles is 0.00241 times the length of The Danube, and the length of The Danube is 415 times that amount.(a.k.a. Donau, a.k.a. Dunaj, a.k.a. Dunav, a.k.a. Duna, a.k.a. Дунав (Dunav), a.k.a. Dunărea, a.k.a. Дунáй (Dunay), a.k.a. Tuna) (from Breg Martinskapelle, Black Forest, Germany through the Danube Delta, Romania)
The Danube river runs 104,000 shackles in total length. Intersecting Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia, the Danube touches more capital cities than any other river.